Are you a social scientist or an international law scholar wanting 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.


van der Geest, K & van den Berg, R. (2021) Slow-onset events: a review of the evidence from the IPCC Special Reports on Land, Oceans and Cryosphere, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, 2021, Pages 109-120, ISSN 1877-3435,


Bettini, G., Gioli, G., & Felli, R. (2020). “Clouded skies: How digital technologies could reshape “Loss and Damage” from climate change”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, e650,

Boda, C.S., Scown, M., Faran, T., Nastar, M., Dorkenoo, K., Chaffin, B., Boyd, E., 2020. Framing Loss and Damage from climate change as the failure of Sustainable Development. Clim. Dev. 1–8.

Broberg, M. (2020). “State of Climate Law∵The Third Pillar of International Climate Change Law: Explaining ‘Loss and Damage’ after the Paris Agreement”, Climate Law, 10(2), 211-223,

Broberg, M. (2020). “Interpreting the UNFCCC’s provisions on ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ in light of the Paris Agreement’s provision on ‘loss and damage’”, Climate Policy,

Calliari, E., Serdeczny, O., Vanhala, L., (2020). “Making sense of the politics in the climate change loss & damage debate”, Global Environmental Change, 64,

Marke, A., Ramanand, S., & Akdag, K. D. (2020). “The Development of a Quasi-Loss and Damage Compensatory System for Developing Countries through Climate Litigation”, Carbon & Climate Law Review, 14(1), pp. 56-69,

Mechler, R., Singh, C., Ebi, K., Djalante, R., Thomas, A., James, R., … & Nalau, J. (2020). “Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy”, Sustainability Science,

Newell, P. & Taylor, O. (2020). “Fiddling while the planet burns? COP25 in perspective”, Globalizations,

Pill, M. (2020). “Planned Relocation from the Impacts of Climate Change in Small Island Developing States: The Intersection Between Adaptation and Loss and Damage”, In: Leal Filho W. (eds): Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham, pp. 129-149,

Thomas, A., Serdeczny, O. & Pringle, P. (2020). “Loss and damage research for the global stocktake”, Nat. Clim. Chang,

Toussaint, P. (2020). “Loss and damage and climate litigation: The case for greater interlinkage”, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law,

van der Geest, K., Warner, K., 2020. Loss and damage in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group II): a text-mining analysis. Clim. Policy 20, 729–742.


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), pp. 31–49,

Roberts, E., & Pelling, M. (2019). “Loss and damage: An opportunity for transformation?”, Climate Policy, pp. 1-14,

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), pp. 1–19,

Tschakert, P., Ellis, N.R., Anderson, C., Kelly, A., & Obeng, J. (2019). “One Thousand Ways to Experience Loss: A Systematic Analysis of Climate-Related Intangible Harm from around the World”, Global Environmental Change, 55, pp. 58–72,

Wewerinke-Singh, M., & Salili, D. H. (2019). Between Negotiations And Litigation: Vanuatu’s Perspective On Loss and Damage From Climate Change, Climate Policy,


Benjamin, L., Thomas, A., & Haynes, R. (2018). “An ‘Islands’ COP’? Loss and Damage at COP23”, Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, 27(3), pp. 332-340,

Emmerling, J. (2018). “Sharing of Climate Risks across World Regions.” Climate Change Economics, 9, 9(3),1850007,

Gsottbauer, E., Gampfer, R., Bernold, E. & Delas, A.M., (2018). “Broadening the Scope of Loss and Damage to Legal Liability: An Experiment.” Climate Policy, 18(5), pp. 600-611,

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), pp. 1076–1086,

McNamara, K. E., Bronen, R., Fernando, N., & Klepp, S. (2018). “The Complex Decision-Making of Climate-Induced Relocation: Adaptation and Loss and Damage”, Climate Policy, 18(1), pp. 111-117,

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), pp. 4–17,

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

Thomas, A., & Benjamin, L. (2018), “Management of loss and damage in small island developing states: implications for a 1.5 °C or warmer world”, Regional Environmental Change, 18(8), pp. 2369-2378,

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


Boyd, E., James, R.A., Jones, R.G., Young, H.R., & Otto, F. (2017). “A Typology of Loss and Damage Perspectives.” Nature Climate Change, 7, pp. 723–729,

Geest, K. Van Der, & Schindler, M. (2017). “Handbook for Assessing Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Communities.” Bonn. Available at:

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

Lyster, R. (2017). “Climate Justice, Adaptation and the Paris Agreement: A Recipe for Disasters?”, Environmental Politics, 26(3), pp. 438-458,

Mayer, B. (2017). “Migration in the Unfccc Workstream on Loss and Damage: An Assessment of Alternative Framings and Conceivable Responses”, Transnational Environmental Law, 6(1), pp. 107-29,

Page, E. A., & Heyward, C. (2017). “Compensating for Climate Change Loss and Damage.”, Political Studies, 65(2), pp. 356-372,

Parker, H.R., Boyd, E., Cornforth, R.J., James, R., Otto,F., & Allen, M. (2017). “Stakeholder Perceptions of Event Attribution in the Loss and Damage Debate.” Climate Policy, 17(4), pp. 533–550,


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

Barnett, J., Tschakert, P., Head, L., and Adger, W.N. (2016). “A Science of Loss.” Nature Climate Change, 6(11), pp. 976–978,

Calliari, E. (2016). “Loss and damage: a critical discourse analysis of Parties’ positions in climate change negotiations”, Journal of Risk Research, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 197–214,

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

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

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


Geest, K. Van Der, & Warner, K. (2015). “Editorial: Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Emerging Perspectives.” International Journal of Global Warming 8 (2),pp. 133–140,

Roberts, E., & Andrei, S. (2015). “The rising tide: migration as a response to loss and Damage from sea level rise in vulnerable communities”, International Journal of Global Warming, 8(2), pp. 258-273,

Roberts, E., Andrei, S., Huq, S., & Flint, L. (2015). “Resilience Synergies in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Nature Climate Change, 5(12), pp.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), pp. 158–169.

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


James, R., Otto, F., Parker, H., Boyd, E., Cornforth, R., Mitchell, D. & Allen, M. (2014). “Characterizing Loss and Damage from Climate Change”, Nature Climate Change 4 (11), pp. 938–939,

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


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