WIM ExCom Advances Work on Risk Transfer, Climate Displacement
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ExCom 6 met to discuss, among other issues, its work on supporting implementation of the Paris outcomes, recommendations to improve knowledge and capacity to address slow onset events and their impacts, development of activities for its five-year rolling workplan, as well as awareness raising, outreach and sharing of information.

The IOM issued an update on activities delivered between January and September 2017 relating to existing policies and institutional frameworks that deal with the climate and displacement interaction at the national level, and the state of knowledge to better understand displacement related to slow onset events, among others.

13 October 2017: At its sixth meeting (ExCom 6), convened ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017, the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM) advanced work on, inter alia, the clearing house for risk transfer, the Task Force on Displacement (TFD) and the WIM’s formal engagement at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC.

ExCom 6 met in Bonn, Germany, from 11-13 October 2017 to discuss, among other issues, its work on supporting implementation of the Paris outcomes, recommendations to improve knowledge and capacity to address slow onset events and their impacts, development of activities for its five-year rolling workplan, as well as awareness raising, outreach and sharing of information.

ExCom 6 slated the launch of the clearing house for risk transfer for 14 November 2017, during the COP Presidency high-level event themed ‘Towards a resilient future – frontiers of risk sharing.’

Following agreement at ExCom 5 to launch the clearing house for risk transfer at COP 23, ExCom 6 slated the launch for 14 November 2017, during the COP Presidency high-level event themed, ‘Towards a resilient future – frontiers of risk sharing.’ [ExCom 6 Summary of Decisions] [ExCom 6 Annotated Agenda] [ExCom 6 Webpage]

To assist in ExCom 6 discussions on climate displacement, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) issued an update on activities delivered between January and September 2017 relating to, inter alia, existing policies and institutional frameworks that deal with the climate and displacement interaction at the national level, and the state of knowledge to better understand displacement related to slow onset events.

The IOM update addresses how climate and displacement is included in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), national communications and relevant policy agendas, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the World Humanitarian Summit, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees. It also outlines existing international and regional guidance and tools on averting, minimizing and addressing displacement.

The original document provided the IOM’s input to the first meeting of the TFD held from 18-19 May 2017. [IOM Updated Input to TFD]

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The SDG Knowledge Hub publishes regular adaptation and loss and damage updates that can be found under the tag Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update.


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