Project: Loss and damage from climate change: local-level evidence from nine vulnerable countries

By: Koko Warner and Kees van der Geest | Status: Complete

Abstract: The paper is a summary of the first empirical multi-country study on loss an damage from vulnerable communities in nine least developed countries. The study was conducted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Kenya, Micronesia Mozambique and Nepal and included household surveys from more than 3,000 households. Particularly important to loss and damage research, the authors identify four pathways that can lead to loss and damage that include: 1) when existing adaptation is not enough; 2) when costs have not been regained from previous measures; 3) potential negative effects of measures in the long-term, and 4) when no measures have been implemented whatsoever