Loss and damage is already a significant – and in some places growing – consequence of inadequate ability to adapt to changes in climate patterns across the world. Yet there is currently a lack of empirical evidence on the circumstances under which households manage climatic stressors, resulting societal impacts and the loss and damage that results from not being able to adjust sufficiently. Policymakers need better information, empirical data and analysis of both the challenges and the potential solutions.
For the first time, these reports offer empirical evidence from the perspective of affected people in nine vulnerable countries. The research reveals how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent loss and damage, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust enough.