Chapter 5: Loss and damage under the Convention
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The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) and its implementing body, the Executive Committee (Excom), both established in 2013, have a fairly short track record in the nearly thirty-year history of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or Convention). However, the notion of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts has been around since the inception of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) mandated talks to negotiate a multilateral climate change agreement. This chapter documents the history loss and damage under the Convention from 1991 through first meeting of the WIM's Excom in 2015, setting the scene for the following chapter, which considers the treatment of loss and damage under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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