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Conference on Loss and Damage 2019

Understanding, measuring and governing Loss and Damage for social and ecological systems
While the proliferation of research and policy related to Loss and Damage (L&D) from slow onset and extreme climate events is promising, many challenges remain for the scientific and policy communities regarding how L&D from climate change should be conceptualised, how best to measure it, and what governance arrangements are most appropriate for different contexts. 

Welcome to a conference advancing and exploring L&D from multiple perspectives.

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For example, which approaches to L&D can best account for both the economic as well as the non-economic forms of impact from climate-related events, which there is increasing evidence to suggest can be just as significant to individuals and communities ? 

How can climate science, ecological science and sustainability science perspectives be combined to advance L&D theory and practice? And how can L&D from climate change be meaningfully situated within the broader sustainable development agenda, including the SDGs, as highlighted in Article 8 of the Paris Agreement?

The conference will highlight L&D through five analytical lenses.

  • Defining L&D from a climate change perspective – what do we know?
  • Defining L&D from an ecological perspective – what do we know?
  • Defining L&D from a sustainability perspective – what do we know?
  • Governance of L&D – how do we do it?
  • Policy and practice of L&D on social-ecological systems – how do we do it?
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The conference is hosted by Lund University of Sustainability Studies and co-organised with the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) Lund University, Oxford University and Met Office UK.

Date and Place

  • Date: Wednesday, 30th October- Friday, 1st November 2019
  • Place: Lund, Sweden.


Registration for the conference will open in June 2019.

P.O. Box 170, SE-222 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)46- 222 80 81
info [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se