Climate-related disaster events are common phenomena in Southeast Asia, more particularly in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the major cities in these countries are concentrated in low-lying areas making them vulnerable to these events, more particularly flooding. In recent years, these areas including Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok and Hanoi have experienced severe flooding as influenced by monsoon and tropical cyclones causing billions worth of damages in infrastructure (urban and rural), agriculture including loss of livelihoods) and private properties (Maiti 2007). Maiti further argued that most of the countries in Southeast Asia do not have established systems in assessing economic loss and damages, especially in the agriculture sector. From 2007 to 2011, the estimated damages from floods in six countries of Southeast Asia were almost 4.7 billion US dollars. During these years, 31% and 28.7% of flood events occurred in the Philippines and Indonesia, respectively (Kouadio et al. 2012). The Philippines, Mekong River delta region of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand were among the most vulnerable areas in Southeast Asia (Yusuf and Francisco 2009). The projected changes in climate are expected to worsen the impacts of climate-related disaster events. This project will: (1) review existing frameworks for assessing loss and damage due to climate-related disasters; (2) identify emerging issues, gaps and opportunities in linking CCA, DRR and L&D assessment; (3) develop a robust framework in linking CCA, DRR and L&D assessment; and (4) recommend research and development (R&D) and policy agenda for implementation.
Project • CAF2015-RR05-CMY-Lasco, CAF2014-RR05-NMY-Lasco