Local Perspective on Loss and Damage in the Context of Extreme Events: Insights from Cyclone-affected Communities in Coastal Bangladesh

June 2013, M. Shamsuddhoha, Erin Roberts, Anna Hasemann & Stephen Roddick

This study focuses to create a linkage between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and assess the national and institutional blockages of integrating them in the context of loss and damages. It explores the existing DRR and CCA related policies, strategies and approaches in Bangladesh and identifies the gaps resisting between the two fields due to some institutional barriers while the country is suffering from severe loss and damage due to both extreme climatic events and slow onset processes from climate change.