IEU at UN Loss and Damage Workshop - Bangkok

15 - 16 July 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 15 - 16 July 2023
  • Location Bangkok

IEU Head Andreas Reumann will take part in the Second workshop on addressing loss and damage in the context of decisions 2/CP.27 and 2/CMA.4.

Provisional Programme

Date: Saturday 15 July2023
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm(Bangkok)

Watch the recording here: 

Day 1 Recording

Day 1: Operationalizing the new fund

  • Opening
  • Conversation Starters: 
    • Mr. Andreas Reumann, Head, Green Climate Fund Independent Evaluation Unit
    • Mr. Go Mukai, Senior Operations Officer, Climate Investment Funds
    • Mr. Rawleston Moore, Consultant, Global Environment Facility
    • Ms. Ayesha Dinshaw and Ms. Heather McGray, Climate Justice Resilience Fund
    • Mr. Francesco Saverio Ambrogetti, Principal Adviser, Innovative and alternative Finance for Children (IF4C), UNICEF
  • Breakout groups - session one: Governance and programme priorities
  • Breakout groups – session two: Complementarity, coherence and coordination and sources of funding
  • Reporting back from breakout groups and open discussion

Day 2: Operationalizing the new funding arrangements

Date: Sunday16 July2023
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm (Bangkok)

  • Conversation starters:
    • Mr. Lukas Pender Kohler, Senior Economist, Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, International Monetary Fund 
    • Mr. Ke Leng, Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO 
    • Mr. Jean-Christophe Donnellier, Chief of the internal audit, Directorate-General of the Treasury, Ministry for Economy and Finance, France  
    • Mr. Sanny Ramos Jegillos, Senior Advisor, UNDP
  • Panel discussion with the “mosaic” of existing funding arrangements
  • Breakout groups – session three: Governance arrangements
  • Breakout groups – session four: Complementarity, coherence and coordination, and sources of funding\
  • Reporting back from breakout groups and open discussion
  • Wrap-up and next steps


Decisions 2/CP.27 and 2/CMA.4 established new funding arrangements for assisting developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, in responding to loss and damage, including with a focus on addressing loss and damage by providing and assisting in mobilizing new and additional resources, and that these new arrangements complement and include sources, funds, processes and initiatives under and outside the Convention and the Paris Agreement. In this context, the decisions also establish a fund for responding to loss and damage whose mandate includes a focus on addressing loss and damage.

A transitional committee on the operationalization of the new funding arrangements for responding to loss and damage and the fund was also established, and mandated to make recommendations for consideration and adoption by COP 28 and CMA 5, with a view to operationalizing the funding arrangements, including the fund.

To inform these recommendations, decisions 2/CP.27 and 2/CMA.4 request the secretariat to conduct two workshops in 2023, with the participation of a diversity of institutions, relevant to addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts.