Accountability: Loss & damage, litigation, shareholder activism

Climate change impacts can cause severe loss and damage to people and the environment.? Loss and damage has been defined as the adverse? effects? of? climate? change? that? go? beyond? people’s capacity? to? cope? and? adapt.? These impacts? range? from? extreme? events such as weather-related natural? hazards,? to? slow-onset? events,? including? sea-level rise, rising temperatures, and land? and? forest? degradation.

Efforts to hold companies and governments accountable for these impacts include public petitions and calls for action, shareholder resolutions, and lawsuits.

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