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With loss and damage being a major agenda in the UNFCCC negotiations and beyond, the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium aims to bring together negotiators and L&D experts, academics, and other relevant actors from a broad range of countries building on their demonstrated interest in finding solutions and to getting the needed finance flowing. The aim of the event is to facilitate a frank exchange of views on the current needs, challenges to identify concrete areas for enhanced cooperation. Against this backdrop, ICCCAD and ACT2025 partners will co-convene an event to discuss the scale, speed and urgency for financing loss and damage, more specifically the institutional framework of a loss & damage finance facility. The speakers will discuss this pressing topic and the contours of an outcome at COP27 and beyond.

About ACT2025:

The ACT2025 consortium aims to elevate voices mainly from vulnerable countries and aims to reach just and ambitious outcomes at UN climate negotiations at COP27 in Egypt this November – and beyond. ACT2025 partners are headquartered around the world, including in Bangladesh, Belize, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya, the Philippines and the United States.

Event organizers: Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and Manila Observatory (MO) (in association with ACT2025)



  • Sarah Jane Ahmed, Finance Advisor to the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Philippines
  • Fatuma Hussein, SBI Coordinator for the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change 
  • Tony La Viña, Associate Director for Climate Policy and International Relations, Manila Observatory, Philippines
  • Malcolm Dalesa, Climate Diplomacy Coordinator, Government of Vanuatu
  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh (moderator)


Cover Image by: UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Ayene