Humanitarian Response and Loss and Damage Finance: Coordinating Action to Meet Rising Needs


ICVA and PHAP's are hosting a webinar on the Humanitarian Response and Loss and Damage Finance: Coordinating Action to Meet Rising Needs. This webinar is the 8th session of the Learning Series on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action.


Climate change has resulted in a plethora of adverse effects worldwide, including natural catastrophes, water and food scarcity, and health issues. While both climate finance and humanitarian response have a shared goal of reducing the scale and incidence of humanitarian crises, they differ concerning their financing mechanisms and forms, resulting in substantial gaps in coverage and poor coordination. The ultimate consequence is that those most affected by climate disasters experience an unfair burden of climate change, rendering them more susceptible to additional crises.


The provision of additional financial resources to tackle loss and damage, aimed specifically to prevent, stem and tackle the adverse impacts of climate change, would greatly assist countries impacted by climate change in their endeavors to prepare for, recover from, and restore normalcy after climatic events. Loss and Damage Finance serves as a supplement to existing humanitarian and climate finance, rather than a replacement for either.


During the webinar, an expert panel will:

  • explore the relationship between climate loss and damage financing and humanitarian responses,
  • analyse the lessons that the two sectors can learn from each other, and
  • establish the groundwork for more substantive dialogues between the two sectors to jointly advocate for and support Loss and Damage Finance.



On this webinar, we will be joined by:

  • Debbie Hillier, Head for Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance for Mercy Corps
  • Harjeet Singh, Head of Global Political Strategy, Climate Action Network International (CAN-I)
  • Additional speaker TBC


You can find more information about the webinar, including a list of recommended resources on our E-learning webpage.

The webinar will be recorded and posted on ICVA’s website for free replays.