Are you a social scientist or an international law scholar willing to know more about L&D? This website is the right place for you! In our Repository you will find a selection of key publications focusing on L&D from a socio-legal perspective


Calliari, E., Surminski, S., & Mysiak, J. (2019). “The Politics of (and Behind) the UNFCCC’s Loss and Damage Mechanism“, Springer, Cham. (pp. 155–178),

McNamara, K. E., & Jackson, G. (2019). “Loss and damage: A review of the literature and directions for future research”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(2), e564.

Mechler, R., Calliari, E., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, T., Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer et al. (2019). “Science for Loss and Damage. Findings and Propositions”,   Springer, Cham. (pp. 3–37),

Pekkarinen, V., Toussaint, P., & van Asselt, H. (2019). “Loss and Damage after Paris: Moving Beyond Rhetoric”, Carbon & Climate Law Review, 13(1), 31–49,

Setzer, J., & Vanhala, L. C. (2019). “Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(3), 1–19,


Emmerling, (2018). J. “Sharing of Climate Risks across World Regions.” Climate Change Economics 9, Vol. 09, N 03, 1850007 (2018)

Gsottbauer, E., R. Gampfer, E. Bernold, and A. M. Delas. “Broadening the Scope of Loss and Damage to Legal Liability: An Experiment.” Climate Policy 18, no. 5 (2018): 600-11,

Leal Filho, W. & Johanna Nalau. 2018. “Limits to Climate Change Adaptation”, edited by Walter Leal Filho and Johanna Nalau. Climate Change Management. Cham: Springer International Publishing,

Gewirtzman, J., Natson, S., Richards, J.-A., Hoffmeister, V., Durand, A., Weikmans, R. et al.. (2018). “Financing loss and damage: reviewing options under the Warsaw International Mechanism”, Climate Policy, 18(8), 1076–1086,

McNamara, K. E., R. Bronen, N. Fernando, & S. Klepp. “The Complex Decision-Making of Climate-Induced Relocation: Adaptation and Loss and Damage”, Climate Policy 18, no. 1 (2018): 111-17,

Roberts, E., & Pelling, M. (2018). “Climate change-related loss and damage: translating the global policy agenda for national policy processes”, Climate and Development, 10(1), 4–17,

Serdeczny, O.M., S. Bauer, & S. Huq (2018), “Non-Economic Losses from Climate Change: Opportunities for Policy-Oriented Research”, Climate and Development 10 (2): 97–101,

Toussaint, P. (2018). “Voices unheard – affected communities and the climate negotiations on loss and damage”. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 3(5–6), 765–784.


Boyd, Emily, Rachel A. James, Richard G. Jones, Hannah R. Young, and Friederike E.L. Otto. (2017), “A Typology of Loss and Damage Perspectives.” Nature Climate Change volume 7, pages 723–729 (2017),

Geest, Kees Van Der, and Markus Schindler. 2017. “Handbook for Assessing Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Communities.” Bonn.

Lees, E. (2017). “Responsibility and Liability for Climate Loss and Damage after Paris.” Climate Policy 17 (1): 59–70.

Lyster, R. “Climate Justice, Adaptation and the Paris Agreement: A Recipe for Disasters?”, Environmental Politics 26, no. 3 (2017): 438-58,

Mayer, B. “Migration in the Unfccc Workstream on Loss and Damage: An Assessment of Alternative Framings and Conceivable Responses”, Transnational Environmental Law 6, no. 1 (Mar 2017): 107-29,

Page, E. A., & C. Heyward (2017), “Compensating for Climate Change Loss and Damage.”,  Political Studies 65, no. 2 (Jun 2017): 356-72,

Parker, Hannah R., Emily Boyd, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Rachel James, Friederike E. L. Otto, and Myles R. Allen. 2017. “Stakeholder Perceptions of Event Attribution in the Loss and Damage Debate.” Climate Policy 17 (4): 533–50,


Adelman, Sam. 2016. “Climate Justice, Loss and Damage and Compensation for Small Island Developing States.” Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 7 (1): 32–53.

Barnett, Jon, Petra Tschakert, Lesley Head, and W. Neil Adger. 2016. “A Science of Loss.” Nature Climate Change 6 (11): 976–78.

Calliari, E. (2016). Loss and damage: a critical discourse analysis of Parties’ positions in climate change negotiations. Journal of Risk Research, 1–23.

Geest, Kees Van Der, and Markus Schindler. 2016. “Brief Communication: Loss and Damage from a Catastrophic Landslide in Nepal.” Hazards Earth Syst. Sci 16: 2347–50.

Mace, M. J., & Verheyen, R. (2016). Loss , Damage and Responsibility after COP21 : All Options Open for the Paris Agreement. Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 25(January), 197–214.

Mechler, R., & Schinko, T. (2016). Identifying the policy space for climate loss and damage. Science, 354(6310), 290 LP-292.

Ohdedar, Birsha. 2016. “Loss and Damage from the Impacts of Climate Change: A Framework for Implementation.” Nordic Journal of International Law 85 (1): 1–36.

Vanhala, L., & Hestbaek, C. (2016). Framing Climate Change Loss and Damage in UNFCCC Negotiations. Global Environmental Politics, 16(4), 111–129.


Geest, K. Van Der, and K. Warner. 2015. “Editorial: Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Emerging Perspectives.” International Journal of Global Warming 8 (2): 133–40.

Roberts, Erin, Stephanie Andrei, Saleemul Huq, and Lawrence Flint. 2015. “Resilience Synergies in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Nature Climate Change 5 (12): 1024–25.

Verheyen, R. (2015). Loss and damage due to climate change : attribution and causation – where climate science and law meet. International Journal of Global Warming, 8(2), 158–169.

Wallimann-Helmer, I. (2015). Justice for climate loss and damage. Climatic Change, 133(3), 469–480.


James, Rachel, Friederike Otto, Hannah Parker, Emily Boyd, Rosalind Cornforth, Daniel Mitchell, and Myles Allen. 2014. “Characterizing Loss and Damage from Climate Change.” Nature Climate Change 4 (11): 938–39.

Mayer, Benoit. 2014. “Whose ‘Loss and Damage’? In Defence of the Agency of Beneficiary States.” Climate Law 4 (3–4): 267 – 300.


Huq, S., Roberts, E., & Fenton, A. (2013). Loss and damage. Nature Climate Change, 3, 947. Retrieved from