The 13th Bonn Dialogues held on 10 June 2013, brought together experts spanning the diverse fields of academia, humanitarian aid and policy, to discuss the nature of non-economic loss and damage, its implications for affected communities and its role in policymaking. The expert panel discussion on climate change related non-economic loss and damage was hosted by UNU-EHS and the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) and included panelists Koko Warner from UNU-EHS, Madeleen Helmer from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Gottfried von Gemmingen from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The session was moderated by Anke Rasper from Deutsche Welle. |Read more
13th Bonn Dialogues: Concept note
Research shows that many countries and communities worldwide are unable to adapt to changes in climate patterns: loss and damage is becoming a reality. In economic terms, the losses and damages from climate change are expected to be significant. However, economic losses are not the whole story. Climate change effects will also produce a variety of non‐economic losses that, if not recognized and addressed, will lead to inefficient decision‐making and perpetuate social injustices.
Panellists of the 13th Bonn Dialogues event
We are pleased to confirm the following experts to be on the panel:
- Gottfried von Gemmingen, Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (tbc)
- Dr. h.c. Bill Hare, CEO and Managing Director, Climate Analytics
- Madeleen Helmer, Director Policy and Communication, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
- Koko Warner, Head,Environmental Migration,Social Vulnerability and Adaptation (EMSVA) section, UNU-EHS
For more information, please see the overview of the panellists´s CVs.