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Loss and Damage Fund: Board Nominations, Pledge Tracker, and COP28 Insights

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Exciting news!

The Loss and Damage Fund now boasts its dedicated UNFCCC webpage categorized under “Funds and financial entities” As the eagerly anticipated inaugural Board meeting approaches (scheduled no later than January 31st), this webpage will serve as the primary source for all forthcoming updates. Explore the webpage here.

Present announcements feature an invitation to Parties to submit nominations of representatives for Board membership of the Loss and Damage Fund to the UNFCCC. Access the announcement here.

Furthermore, a roster of Loss and Damage Fund Board members and their nominated alternates is now available to the UNFCCC, encompassing a total of 11 nominees thus far. View the current nominees here.

As of the current update, all nominees hail from developing countries, with familiar faces from the Transitional Committee (TC) of the Loss and Damage that convened last year, including Richard Sherman of South Africa, Mohammad Ayoub of Saudi Arabia, David Kaluba of Zambia, Avinash Persaud of Barbados, Adao Soares Barbosa of Timor Leste, and Mohamed Nasr of Egypt. Find the Loss and Damage fund joint secretariat here.

An official UNFCCC Loss and Damage Pledge tracker page has been established, capturing the communicated $661.39 million USD by the COP28 Presidency. Explore it here.

Explore the Loss and Damage Pledge tracker for a comprehensive overview, tallying $770.6m USD in pledges during COP28, with sincere appreciation to the Loss and Damage Collaboration. The tracker offers insightful analysis to assess the adequacy of these pledges, considering the current needs standing at $400bn annually. Click here for detailed information.

Discover additional valuable resources below, courtesy of the Loss and Damage Collaboration:

  • Access the de-brief from COP28 here.
  • Review the reaction to COP28 here.

With the first Board meeting date for the Loss and Damage Fund yet to be announced, and the mandated date for the initial meeting (January 31st) rapidly approaching, regular checks on this webpage for updates are advised.

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