Marginalized, vulnerable, and poor people are affected by climate change in various ways. Financial help may get them back on their feet, but it is not enough to truly remedy their suffering. The loss of lives, land, territory, language, and culture can’t be valued in monetary terms. It is critically important to pay attention to this aspect of climate-induced loss and damage. As faith-based groups, we intend to foster discussions on non-economic loss and damage caused by climate change and to ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable are heard.
This publication discusses various aspects of non- economic losses and makes recommendations as to how decision-makers could approach this pertinent issue.