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
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)
Characterising L&D from a climate change perspective – what do we know?
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)
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
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)
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).
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)
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)
17.30 Interactive session summary
18.00 Carbon Ruins Exhibition
19.30 Conference Dinner in Kulturen
Friday 1 November 2019
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
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)
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)
15.30 Coffee and farewell to participants
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
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
Climate Resilience, WWF Nepal
Social justice in the context of urban pluvial flooding: a case study of cloudbursts in Malmö, Sweden
Presenting: Shifteh Mobini
Lunds Tekniska Högskola
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
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
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