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Characterizing loss and damage from climate change

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Policymakers are creating mechanisms to help developing countries cope with loss and damage from climate change, but the negotiations are largely neglecting scientific questions about what the impacts of climate change actually are.

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  • 07 January 2015

    In the Commentary 'Characterizing loss and damage from climate change' (Nature Clim. Change 4, 938–939; 2014) it is incorrectly implied that the UNFCCC has an official definition for loss and damage. Whilst the definition is correctly quoted from a UNFCCC literature review, this was a working definition for the purpose of that review. There has been no formal discussion under the UNFCCC on what the term 'loss and damage' signifies. This correction notice has been published after print 7 January 2015.


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James, R., Otto, F., Parker, H. et al. Characterizing loss and damage from climate change. Nature Clim Change 4, 938–939 (2014).

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