COP 23 requested the Secretariat, under the guidance of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (the Executive Committee) and the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to organize, an expert dialogue to explore a wide range of information, inputs and views on ways for facilitating the mobilization and securing of expertise, and enhancement of support, including finance, technology and capacity-building, for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including extreme weather events and slow onset events, with a view to informing the preparation of the technical paper referred to in paragraph 2(f) of decision 4/CP.22.

COP 23 requested the secretariat to prepare a report on the Suva expert dialogue for consideration by the Executive Committee at its second meeting in 2018 (September). The report will inform the discussions around scoping the technical paper mentioned above.

The technical paper will elaborate:

The sources of financial support, as provided through the Financial Mechanism, for addressing loss and damage as described in relevant decisions, as well as modalities for accessing such support;

Finance available for addressing loss and damage as described in relevant decisions, outside the Financial Mechanism, as well as the modalities for accessing it.

This technical paper will be prepared by the Secretariat as an input to the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism, to take place at COP 25 (2019). The Executive Committee will assist the secretariat in determining the scope of the technical paper with a view to making the paper available to Parties by SB 50 (June 2019) for consideration in the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism.

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