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Conference Programme

Tentative programme for the Conference on Loss and Damage 2019.

Please note that the opening session and registration will take place in Edens hörsal, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, 223 62 Lund. All the other sessions will take place in Josephson Building, LUCSUS, Biskopsgatan 5, 223 62 Lund.

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Venue: Edens hörsal, Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, 223 62 Lund. 

8.30       Registration and coffee 

Opening Keynote Session

09.30     Opening welcome and short introduction the conference on L&D (Emily Boyd, LUCSUS)

10.00     Where is the international policy focus and what are important research issues relevant to loss and damage? (Koko Warner, UNFCCC) 

10.30     Efforts to develop L&D research and practice? (Reinhard Mechler, IIASA) 

11.00     What do we know about the science of attribution? (Friederike Otto, Oxford University)

11.30     Inspirational talk (Jonas Åkerman, Lund University)

12.00     Lunch 

Characterising L&D from a climate change perspective – what do we know?

Venue:  Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, 223 62 Lund

13.00     Introduction: What kind of science might be needed to support L&D policy and practice?
              (Rachel James, Oxford University) 

13.15     Evidence of loss and damage: Lessons from post-disaster assessments in the Caribbean (Adelle Thomas,
              University of The Bahamas)

13.30     Using probabilistic event attribution to estimate economic costs of climate change: results from studies of Hurricane
              Harvey and droughts and floods in New Zealand (Dave Frame, Victoria University Wellington)

13.45     Projected loss of life from heatwaves in US cities under different mitigation scenarios (Eunice Lo, University of Bristol)

14.00     Glacier retreat and it’s challenges for the people of the Cordillera Blanca Peru – an insight into losses and damages
              (Alina Motschmann, University of Zurich)

14.15      Where does science about Loss and Damage fit into the IPCC reports? (Jan Fuglestvedt, CICERO)

14.30      Discussion

15.00      Coffee and poster session 

How does an ecological perspective contribute to L&D – what do we know? 

15.30     Introduction: Ecological impacts of climate change through the lens of loss and damage. (Richard Walters, Lund University)

15.45     Disentangling climate change impacts on biodiversity in tropical forests (Dave Edwards, Sheffield University).

16.05     Consequence of extreme weather variations on food production (Jennie Barron, SLU)

16.25     Facilitated dialogue between Murray Scown  (Utrecht University/LUCSUS) and Brian Chaffin (University of Montana) exploring ideas about where, when, how and at what scale are climate change impacts occurring? What future L&D framework could support vulnerable ecosystems?

16.40     Audience Q&A

17.00     Summary and key points from Day 1: Interactive session (Rachel James, Oxford University)

18.00     Welcome reception 

Thursday 31 October 2019

Venue:  Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, 223 62 Lund

Connecting L&D to social and sustainability perspectives - what do we know?

8:30      Introduction: Context of loss and damage and sustainability (Emily Boyd, LUCSUS) 

8.40      Bringing Sustainable Development Perspectives into the Loss and Damage Debate (Chad Boda, LUCSUS) 

8.55      When waves of heat and inequality meet: A relational approach to disproportionate exposure to the extreme urban
             heat in India (Maryam Nastar, LUCSUS) 

9.10      Climate extremes – a study of vulnerability, loss and damage in relation to the 2018 drought, focusing on Southern
             Sweden (Tomas Germundsson and Sara Brogaard, Lund University)

9.25      Occupy Climate Change: How do social movements address loss and damage from bottom up?
             (Ethemcan Turhan, KTH) 

9.40      Discussant: Societal adverse effects of L&D – what the theory tells us about who is affected, where, when, how and why? (Erin Roberts, Kings College)

9.50      Discussion

10.00    Coffee break and poster session

Defining loss and damage from gender perspectives and humanities - what do we know?

10.30     Introduction: Why gender and humanities have an important role in the discussion on L&D
              (Emmanuel Raju, University of Copenhagen)

10.40     Stories of Loss and Healing  (Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Sussex University) 

10.55     Cyclone Idai Disaster:  Loss and Damage Narratives of Women in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe
               (Jephias Matunhu, TMMRI)

11.10     Accounting for the non-economic dimensions of Loss and Damage in the Arctic: Contributions of the Humanities
              (Stephen Woroniecki, LUCSUS)

11.25     An   empirical   study   on   the integration   and relevance of gender perspectives in the international consensus of
              Climate Change Loss and Damage (Nayab Zafar, BTU, Germany)

11.40      Discussant:  Summary of current thought and direction on loss and damage, intersectionality and the humanities
               (Petra Tschakert,University of Western Australia). 

11.50      Discussion

12.00      Lunch 

L&D from a policy and litigation perspective - what do we know?

13.00      Introduction: So why law? (Kristian Lauta, Copenhagen University) 

13.10      Defining loss and damage: identifying normative content of definitional criteria
               (Linnéa Nordlander, Copenhagen University)

13.25      Climate Change Litigation and Loss and Damage: A Separation of Powers?
               (Patrick Toussaint, University of Eastern Finland) 

13.40      National Governance of Climate Change-related Loss and Damage: A Case Study of Antigua and Barbuda
                (Lisa Vanhala, UCL) 

13.55      Need assessment on the Policy and Institutional Approaches to deal with Loss and Damage at the national level:
                Context of Bangladesh (Hafijul Islam Khan, CCJ-B)

14.10      Climate change in the cryosphere: calculating attributable damages in the case of Lliuya v RWE
                (Rupert Stuart-Smith, Oxford University)

14.25      Summary: (Kristian Lauta, Copenhagen University)

14.30      Discussion

15.00      Coffee

Economy of L&D 

15.30     Introduction: Why economy is at the heart of L&D (Chad Boda,  LUCSUS)

15.40     Finance for Loss & Damage: Towards a principled approach (Teresa M. Deubelli, IIASA)

15.55     An assessment of needs, finance, and institutional arrangements for addressing loss and damage in
              African countries: taking stock and looking forward (Doreen Stabinsky, College of the Atlantic)

16.10     What would an effective financing arrangement look like for the poorest flood prone communities in Western Nepal?
              (Colin McQuistan, Practical Action)

16.25      Disaster risk and adaptation finance in the context of Loss and Damage: An investigations of national-level
               implications for the case of India. (Architesh Panda, LSE)

16.40      Summary (Chad Boda, LUCSUS)

16.50      Discussion

17.30      Interactive session summary 

18.00      Carbon Ruins Exhibition

19.30      Conference Dinner in Kulturen 

Friday 1 November 2019

Venue:  Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, 223 62 Lund

Insurance and L&D

8.30      Introduction:Why insurance matters? (Friederike Otto, Oxford University)

8.40      The Prospect of Weather Index-based Insurance in Addressing Climate Change Induced Loss & Damage
             (Sonia Akter, National University of Singapore)

8.55      Developing a funding mechanism for loss and damage: What is needed in small island developing states?
             (Melanie Pill, Australian National University) 

9.10     Risk or Resilience? The Contradictory Role of Insurance in Addressing Loss and Damage from Climate Change
            (Witchuda Srang-iam, National Institute of Development Administration) 

9.25     Summary (Friederike Otto, Oxford University)

9.30     Coffee & poster session

Governance of L&D – how do we do it? (I)

10.00     Introduction: Setting the scene with the recent Amazon fires (Patricia Pinho, University of Sao Paulo) 

10.10     Clouding Skies: Exploring digital approaches to 'Loss and Damage', and the algorithmization of injustice in a
              warming world. (Giovanni Bettini, Lancaster University)

10.25     Identifying  the  Risk  and  Policy  Space  for  Loss  and  Damage:  A  Role  for  Transformational  Risk Management?
              (Thomas Schinko, IIASA)

10.40     Climate risk analysis for dealing with critical risks beyond adaptation-Operationalizing the Loss and Damage
               options space for Bangladesh (Reinhard Mechler, IIASA)

10.55     Timescales of improving adaptive capacity and implications for a global L&D regime
               (Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Climate Analytics)

11.10     Discussant: Olivia Serdeczny, Climate Analytics

11.20     Discussion

12.00     Lunch 

Governance– how do we do it? (II)

13.00     Intro: Why science is cautious about L&D? (Richard Jones, Met Office) 

13.10     Bringing the ‘Politics’ back in the Loss and Damage debate: a diagnosis of contentious issues (Elisa Calliari, UCL)

13.25     More than climate extremes: Strengthening L&D governance to address slow onset events
              (Mariya Aleksandrova, DIE)

13.40     Climate Resilience or Properly Compensating for Climate Loss and Damage
              (Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, University of Fribourg) 

13.55     Q&A

14.00     Next steps discussion:  How can we improve availability of knowledge and governance strategies to address L&D?

14.05     Introduction: Supporting L&D policy – what does L&D mean and what might of evidence might be required?
             (Richard Jones, Met Office)

              Breakout discussions

15.30     Coffee and farewell to participants 


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Posters for the Conference on Loss and Damage 2019

Extreme Heat Hotspots under Global Warming
Presenting: Laura Suarez Gutierrez
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Measuring Coastal Erosion in Ängelholm Municipality 
Presenting: Anna Hamilton
Ängelholms kommun

Climate Risk Management in the Context of Coastal Zones and Fisheries 
Presenting: Nicola Hanke 
Global Programme | Risk Assessment and Management for Adaptation to Climate Change (Loss & Damage)

From policy to practice: Towards a comprehensive climate risk assessment framework (case of India) 
Presenting: Kyca Luisa Maria
Global Programme | Risk Assessment and Management for Adaptation to Climate Change (Loss & Damage)

The costs and additional costs of saving a species
Joshi Dipesh 
Climate Resilience, WWF Nepal

Social justice in the context of urban pluvial flooding: a case study of cloudbursts in Malmö, Sweden 
Presenting: Shifteh Mobini
Teknisk Vattenresurslära 
Lunds Tekniska Högskola
Lunds Universitet

Impact of Climate Change on Health of Urban Community: A Case Study on Mirpur Area of Dhaka City 
Presenting: Kamrun Nahar Tanni, Tuly Roy and Md. Mostafizur Rahman
Department of Disaster and Human Security Management.
Bangladesh University of Professionals

What does loss and damage mean to youth in informal settlements of Cape Town, South Africa? 
Presenting: Thuli Montana
School of Government & International Affairs
Durham University

UNHCR and IOM: Mandates and cooperation in relation to environmental displacement 
Presenting: Silvana Lakeman
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

Local Resilience Practices to Minimize Loss and Damage resulted from Climate Change: A Study on a Flood Vulnerable Community of Bangladesh
Ashik Sarder 
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Projected changes in spatially concurrent heatwaves depending on the level of adaptation
Presenting: Martha-Marie Vogel
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich

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