Author/s:

Khan, M.
Schwarte, C.
Zaman, S.

Publisher:

Centre for Climate Justice-Bangladesh (CCJ-B)

Year of Publication:

2013

Due to inadequate mitigation and adaptation efforts, loss and damage associated with climate change is now a reality.1 Some recent studies reveal the empirical evidence on existing loss and damage resulting from the adverse impacts of climate change.2 These impacts, including increased frequency and intensity of disasters and slow-onset processes like sea-level rise and saline water intrusion, have continued to devastate the lives and livelihoods of millions of people and inflict huge economic and non economic losses, particularly in developing countries. Bangladesh, for example, is experiencing frequent disasters such as floods, tropical cyclones and storm surges, which cause loss of lives and livelihoods, damage to infrastructure and ecology and force the affected people to migrate.

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