National Actions

National Actions

Driving national policy responses to Loss and Damage in Bangladesh: Together with the Government of Bangladesh the Initiative explores national solutions to the challenges posed by loss and damage. This is brought forward through national studies and stakeholder consultations implemented by ICCCAD.
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Early Lessons from the Process to Enhance Understanding of Loss and Damage in Bangladesh

Advanced Version

This document is the result of an almost two-year engagement with the issue of loss and damage in Bangladesh. By providing an assessment of the first comprehensive process to better understand loss and damage at the national-level and presenting key research findings, we hope to inform policy makers in other countries, who might be planning to undertake a similar process. >> more
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Executive Summary

Loss and Damage from the Local Perspective in the Context of a Slow Onset Process:

The Case of Sea Level Rise in Bangladesh

Sea level rise (SLR), a slow onset process and an impact of climate change, has two major causes: thermal expansion of the oceans, and the loss of landbased ice due to increased melting. A rise in the local, relative sea level ... >> more
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Executive Summary

Loss & Damage Associated with Climate Change:

The Legal and Institutional Context in Bangladesh

There is now no serious scientific dispute about the cause and consequences of anthropogenic climate change. Mitigation and adaptation approaches have been agreed on under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process to deal... >> more
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Executive Summary

Local Perspective on Loss and Damage in the Context of Extreme Events:

Insights from Cyclone-affected Communities in Coastal Bangladesh

This paper investigates how loss and damage from extreme events is being experienced at the local level – in this case cyclones in the coastal region of Khulna – and what approaches are being used to address it. To better understand how... >> more
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Executive Summary

Establishing Links between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Context of Loss and Damage

Policies and Approaches in Bangladesh

The overarching aim of this paper is to examine the challenges of addressing loss and damage through national institutional arrangements that integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in Bangladesh. As DRR and CCA share... >> more
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Executive Summary

Assessing the Risk of Loss and Damage Associated with the Adverse Effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh

The issue of climate change-related loss and damage has received substantial international attention in recent years. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change established a work programme to enhance understanding of loss and damage at COP 16 in 2010. More recently... >> more
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Executive Summary

Assessing Microinsurance as a Tool to Address Loss and Damage in the National Context of Bangladesh

In climate vulnerable countries like Bangladesh, traditional mechanisms for coping with disasters, such as borrowing from relatives, selling property, using microcredit and savings are often inadequate. In the decades ahead, climate change will bring losses and damages that will challenge the coping ability of many low-income populations. Approaches to address these residual losses and damages... >> more
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Executive Summary

A Range of Approaches to Address Loss and Damage from Climate Change Impacts in Bangladesh

The objective of this report is to explore the range of approaches for addressing climate change induced loss and damage in Bangladesh. At this time, there is no universally agreed definition for the term “loss and damage”. To date, loss and damage has been discussed and debated within the global climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While the negotiations themselves >> more
Blog Post

Community-Based Adaptation (CBA7) Conference in Dhaka

Last month’s Community-Based Adaptation (CBA7) conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh provided a great introduction to the myriad of issues, systems, and people at play in climate change adaptation research today. Having just arrived in Dhaka a few weeks prior >> more
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Blog Post

First Impressions from Working on Loss and Damage in Bangladesh

by Anna Hasemann, Dhaka

I came to Bangladesh for the first time last year, curious to learn more about climate change impacts on the ground. Bangladesh was beyond anything that I had imagined: more colourful, louder, and unbelievably crowded. And also incredibly beautiful, full of lovely people, and visibly affected by climate change – all of which made for a fascinating mix and made me want to come back ... >> more