Loss & Damage Finance
By The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
Loss & Damage FinanceNov 04, 2023
Meet The 2023 Global Citizen Winner Wangari Kuria - EP 8
This engaging podcast episode dives into the impact of loss and damage on Agriculture. In this episode, your hosts are Enock Kavai from Kenya and Zwansuun Daloeng from Nigeria.
During this episode, Wangari Kuria a Global Citizen winner and founder of Farmer on Fire address crucial questions that underscores loss and damage from the agricultural lens. She answered key questions such as:
What does "Loss and Damage" mean to you personally? Can you share specific examples or experiences where you've observed Loss and Damage, particularly in agriculture?
Can you highlight any challenges or consequences farmers or agricultural communities face from Loss and Damage?
In your opinion, how can financial support specifically alleviate the impacts of Loss and Damage in agriculture?
What actions, policies, or initiatives do you believe are crucial for addressing the broader climate crisis, and how do they contribute to ensuring and increasing agricultural yield?
How can communities, particularly those involved in agriculture, be better engaged in discussions and actions related to Loss and Damage?
Wangari Kuria, a visionary thought leader in the African agricultural and agribusiness
landscape, has embarked on a transformative journey to address pressing challenges and
unlock the potential of this vital sector. Driven by her passion for sustainable growth and positive impact, Wangari has established herself as the voice of influence for agriculture in Africa.
Wangari Kuria is the Founder and CEO of Farmer on Fire Ltd. An organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, which provides capacity building for smallholder farmers across Africa. She recently won the continental prize of 40 under forty Africa in South Africa and the Global Citizen prize in New York for her work in Agriculture and efforts of policy, economic empowerment, food security, and routes to markets for produce in Kenya and Africa at large
She is a multi-published author and is currently doing her Phd in Agriculture and Climate Change at the University of Edinburgh. Wangari is looking for partnership efforts in line with increasing commercial Food Security efforts and agritech in Africa.
Regional Climate Week Series: The Reality of Climate Change in Asia and The Pacific Region - E 7
This engaging podcast episode dives into the inspiring stories of young climate activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean region. In this episode, your hosts are Enock Kavai from Kenya and Zwansuun Daloeng from Nigeria
Our featured speakers for this episode, Selita Pulini from the pacific and Towrin Zaman from Bangladesh shared their remarkable journeys in the field of climate action.
Selita Pulini Tikoibua is the Pacific Coordinator for LDYC, a lawyer by profession, and an advocate for loss and damage within the Pacific Region. She integrates her legal expertise in the climate space and collaborates with the Pacific CSO network and grassroots communities, especially Youths, in addressing Climate Change Loss and Damage and any issues that CSOs or communities may need assistance with, either climate-related or otherwise. Selita is also an Environmental Human Rights Defender. She engages with OHCHR in the Pacific to amplify issues encompassing breaches of Environmental human rights or just Human Rights in general. Selita is very passionate about working closely with various communities within the Pacific Region, hoping to assist them in any way possible and as much as possible.
Towrin Zaman Raya works as a researcher at the International Center for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD). Her primary area of work focuses on the intersectionality between financing adaptation and loss & damage and the nexus between them with locally-led action. She has also been following the Transitional Committee on the operationalization of loss and damage finance as a civil society observer
Regional Climate Week Series: The Reality of Climate Change in the Latin America and Caribbean Region - E6
This episodes will you understand climate change from the lens of youths in the Caribbean and Latin America and the Caribbean LAC. It was recorded during the LAC climate week is one of four regional Climate Weeks will be held this year to build momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first global stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement's key goals.
Regional Climate Week Series: The Reality of Climate Change in the MENA Region - E 5
This engaging podcast episode dives into the inspiring stories of young climate activists from across MENA region. In this episode, your hosts are Enock Kavai from Kenya and Zwansuun Daloeng from Nigeria
Our featured speakers for this episode, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah from The Syrian Arabic Republic and Rami Al Najada from the United Arab Emirates, shared their remarkable journeys in the field of climate action.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah, a pharmacist and social researcher, has dedicated the past five years to the field of climate change. He is an active member of YOUNGO Ocean Voice, a UNFCCC working group, and has worked with various organizations in climate action. Dr. Abdullah has also published research on gender-based violence and domestic violence, shedding light on crucial societal issues. He's a passionate advocate for his country's concerns and has shared his insights at international conferences.
Rami Al Najada, a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, is an engineer with a focus on solar energy and green hydrogen industries. Rami's expertise spans renewable energy policy, sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is a certified peer educator, active in the IRENA Youth Network, and has extensive experience in hydrogen production technologies and alternative energy solutions. Rami has won numerous competitions and has been recognized as a young energy leader.
Climate Migration and Loss and Damage ft Gabriela - E4
Climate migration is the movement of people from one area to another due to impacts related to environmental change and climate change such as drought, and storms.
Climate migrants are individuals who are forced to leave their usual homes or choose to do so, either temporarily or permanently, and who move either within their country or abroad, typically due to environmental factors that adversely affect their lives or living conditions. Currently, there are no laws in place that protect them as they are not even legally recognized. They have no legal recourse when disaster strikes.
You can follow Gabriela on her Twitter @gabrielanagle
LDYC Demands for COP27 -E3
The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC), have put forward a demand for loss and damage financing. We want to ensure that the crucial climate crisis, loss, and damage will be addressed at COP27 through the adoption of long-term decisions for concrete, concerted efforts.
Visit our website https://ldyouth.org/
Climate Financing and Loss and Damage Ft Shraddha Nair - E2
Episode 2- Shraddha takes us on a journey to understanding climate finance, loss and damage and how it can be achieved.
Shraddha Nair is a professional energy strategist and policy consultant with over 4 years of work experience in creating growth strategies, managing projects and clients internationally, and working on project appraisals in the energy market, economic and financial modelling, and energy politics and environmental impact assessments. She is adept in the field of finance and economics, business strategy, global energy and climate policies and sustainability. She is also an active member of the Climate Finance & NDC working groups within YOUNGO and head of policy at Young Women in Sustainable Development. She aids start-ups across the globe to march into a new sustainable world focusing on just transition.
Welcome to Loss and Damage Finance Now Podcast ft Grace Ineza - E1
Our greatest existential threat is the current state of the environment. Every year, extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and storms, become more common and severe. Some of the most vulnerable people in the world bear the burden of the expense of destruction to homes and communities as well as the immeasurable cost to life, culture, and connection to the land.
Loss and Damage still lack a separate dedicated stream of climate funding despite having its own article in the Paris Agreement and its own mechanism in the UNFCCC. We, a group of young people from the global South and North, think this is unjust, and we are protesting it. On loss and destruction brought on by the climate, LDYC demands action. Right now, we demand loss and damage financing!
In 2022 we create the official website for “Loss and Damage Finance Now!” https://lossanddamagefinancenow.org/news/ to highlight actions taken by individuals and organizations on loss and damage finance.