"Loss & Damages"

Le 20 mai à 12h15 jusqu'à 14h00

The consequences of climate change are directly linked to the question of environmental justice: The industrialized countries are the main polluter and therefore have to – according to the ‘polluter pays’ principle – bear the costs of the damage caused mainly in the Global South. The mitigation and adaptation efforts of the past years were not enough to prevent the losses and damages induced by human-caused climate change, often threatening the livelihoods of the poorest in the world.

During our lunch debate, our two experts Sabine Minninger and Dietmar Mirkes will explain what you can understand under “loss and damage” and why it is so important to apply the polluter-payer principle, in order to take our responsibilities here in the Global North for the impacts our behaviour has in the Global South.


  • Sabine Minninger works in climate policy at Brot für die Welt, with a main focus on limiting and adapting to climate change. Together with partners in the Global South, she demands climate justice for the poorest and most vulnerable populations.
  • Dietmar Mirkes is an independent geographer and had been working for more than 20 years for the Luxembourgish NGO Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM) and Climate Alliance Luxembourg

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