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Conference on Loss and Damage 2019

Understanding, measuring and governing Loss and Damage for social and ecological systems
Welcome to a conference advancing and exploring L&D from multiple perspectives.

Flooding in a city.

While the proliferation of new papers and initiatives relating to L&D is promising, many challenges remain for the scientific and policy communities. These include how L&D from climate change should be conceptualised, how to measure and quantify existing L&D and predict future L&D, and what governance arrangements are most appropriate for different contexts. 

For example, which approaches to L&D from climate-related events can best account for both economic as well as non-economic impacts, where increasing evidence suggest the latter 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 events be meaningfully situated within the broader sustainable development agenda, including the SDGs, as highlighted in Article 8 of the Paris Agreement? Is there need for new research to support L&D policy, as new questions emerge that require attention?

The conference will explore 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 and economics of L&D – how do we do it?
  • Policy and practice of L&D on social-ecological systems – how do we do it?

Conference Programme Brochure (PDF)

Livestream of the Conference

Media Coverage: 

SVT Nyheter, 30 October 2019: Klimatkonferens i Lund: ”Vill belysa den mörka sidan av debatten”

Skånska dagbladet, 30 October 2019: Samlas och pratar om extremväder

Press release (In swedish)

The conference is funded by the Swedish funding agency Formas.

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Partners

The conference is hosted by Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies in partnership with the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) Lund University, Oxford University, Met Office UK, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Munich Re Foundation and Copenhagen University.

Date and Place

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

The Conference Scientific Committee

  • Emily Boyd, LUCSUS
  • Chad Boda, LUCSUS
  • Rachel James, Oxford University 
  • Richard Jones, Met Office
  • Richard Walters, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research 
     

Conference Carbon Footprint

We strive to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. To this end, many of the presentations will take place virtually, and all food served will be vegetarian. As far as possible, we will adhere to the LUCSUS travel policy.

LUCSUS Travel Policy (PDF)

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Phone: +46(0)46- 222 80 81
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