Loss and Damage Dialogues: The Moral Case for Action

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Organiser: SCIAF

Format: Online event
Language: English
How to participate: Pre Registration Required HERE

This online dialogue event seeks to continue the legacy of the African Climate Dialogues in 2022

Open to faith leaders, moral voices, religious and secular non-governmental organisations and experts, Loss and Damage Dialogues: The Moral Case for Action will take stock of progress on the issue, examine what needs to happen now, and publish a call ahead of COP28 driving up ambition for political action. The event will include contributions from:

  • Lucy Espila (Caritas Africa)
  • Ben Wilson (SCIAF)
  • Fr Leonard Chiti SJ
  • Martin Krenn (KOO)
  • Paolo Conversi (Secretariat of State, Holy See)

They will examine how we might finance Loss and Damage action, providing theological reflection on non-economic Loss & Damage and exploring how we can ensure Loss & Damage funding is accessible to communities.

Breakout Groups

  • Sources of Finance – Caritas Zambia
  • Design of the Fund – CISONECC
  • Non-Economic Loss & Damage

In 2022, the African Climate Dialogues spotlighted the realities, personal experiences and perspectives on key topics related to the climate crisis, informed by people with lived experience of climate impacts. Inspired by Pope Francis’s call for synodality (journeying together in dialogue), these participatory dialogues reflected on climate realities of communities on the ground through the lens of Catholic Social Teachings (CST), as well as climate science, distilling concrete policy outputs for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

CIDSE contact: Kim Claes, Energy & Extractivism Officer (claes(at)cidse.org)

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