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- DocumentUnited Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2014This working paper highlights loss and damage to ecosystems from climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (2014) indicates that adaptation options for ecosystems may be more limited than for human systems and consequently loss and damage both to ecosystems, and to ecosystem services, may be expected.DocumentLoss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2013This paper aims specifically at addressing concerns implicit to loss and damage (L&D) policy as articulated by the most vulnerable countries. The paper aims to clarify the meaning of the policy paradigm of L&D, to warn of possible misinterpretations, and to raise conceptual and practical concerns. It also highlights L&D’s potential importance.Document
Coping measures not enough to avoid loss and damage from drought in the North Bank Region of The Gambia2013Paper examining the impact of the 2011 drought in Gambia, including coping and adaptation measures used and residual loss and damage.Document
Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal?2013Results from a case study in Nepal on climate change related coping and adaptation strategies, and residual loss and damage mitigation.Document2013Loss and damage is already a significant consequence of inadequate ability to adapt to changes in climate patterns. This paper, published in the International Journal of Global Warming, reports on the first ever multi-country, evidence-based study on loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in least developed and other vulnerable countries.DocumentActionAid International, 2011This paper highlights the looming financial issue of loss and damage in developing countries. It calls for increased interest and engagement on the issue from countries negotiating through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as climate advocates in general.DocumentInternational Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014This special edition newsletter from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development presents some answers to frequently asked questions concerning loss and damage. The newsletter draws from and complements the Loss and Damage Forum, a space for discussion and dissemination of knowledge on loss and damage research in the Asia Pacific region.Document
Vulnerability through the eyes of vulnerable: climate change induced uncertainties and Nepal's development predicamentsInstitute For Social And Environmental Transition ISET-Nepal, 2009In its fourth assessment report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) depicts the Hindukush-Himalaya, including Nepal, as a “white spot,” a region about which scientific information on climate change is limited or lacking altogether.DocumentInstitute For Social And Environmental Transition ISET-Nepal, 2008The role of disasters in building and maintaining the cycle of poverty and undermining development progress is increasingly recognized as a major global challenge.Document
From risk to resilience: costs and benefits of flood mitigation in the Lower Bagmati Basin: case of Nepal Tarai and North BiharInstitute For Social And Environmental Transition ISET-Nepal, 2008In the northern Ganga plains floods are common and constitute a major cause of the poverty endemic to the region. The largest investment governments have made in response to the risk of flooding has been in structural measures such as embankments and spurs. The relative costs and benefits of building embankments are widely debated but have never been systematically evaluated.