10AM Opening and Welcome Remarks

  • Gabriel Vecchi, Director, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
  • Kevon Rhiney, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities, Princeton University
10:30AM Panel I: Legal and Policy Landscape

Presents an overview of the legal and policy landscape informing loss and damage finance mechanism. This include what is already in place within the UN system for building out a loss and damage funding mechanism. How will a loss and damage mechanism get operationalized.

12PM Lunch
1PM Panel II: Bridging the Science-Policy Divide

Presents the scientific basis for loss and damage. What is the latest science telling us and how serious is the problem. Based on current knowledge, will losses and damages get worse and how will this look for vulnerable countries and communities.

Coffee Break
2:45PM Panel III: Living with Loss and Damage

Explores what’s at stake including what loss and damage may entail on the ground, and how can issues of justice and equity be incorporated in loss and damage funding moving forward.

4:15PM Closing