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Project • CAF2015-RR05-CMY-Lasco, CAF2014-RR05-NMY-Lasco

Assessing the Linkages between Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and Loss and Damage (L&D): Case Studies in the Low-Lying Coastal Cities of Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

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 publications

Report • 2019

Closer look on the current state of L&D in Southeast Asia

Report • 2019

Disaster Loss and Damage Assessment in Thailand

Report • 2019

State of Loss and Damage Assessment Systemin the Philippines and Proposed L&D Framework

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CAF2015-RR05-CMY-Lasco

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CAF2015-RR05-CMY-Lasco

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Disaster Risk Management Strategies of Island Communities in Cat Hai, Vietnam

Brief • 2017

The Links Between Loss and Damage, Climate Change Adaptation, and Disaster Risk Reduction

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

State of Loss and Damage Assessment System in the Philippines and the Proposed L&D Framework

Brief • 2017

The Links Between Loss and Damage, Climate Change Adaptation, and Disaster Risk Reduction Briefer

Other materials • 2016

Negative effects of the changing climate that people have not been able to cope with or adapt to: examples

Resources • 2016

The Assessment of L&D for Reducing Disaster Risks

Other materials • 2016

What we can do about climate change to reduce loss and damage

Other materials • 2016

Loss and damage in Philippines: Impacts of major climate-related disasters

Other materials • 2016

Loss and damage in Southeast Asia

Other materials • 2016

Infographic Part 2 – Loss and damage in Southeast Asia

Other materials • 2016

Infographic Part 1 – General knowledge on loss and damage

Other materials • 2016

Infographic Part 4 – Ways to reduce loss and damage

Other materials • 2016

Infographic Part 3 – Loss and damage in the Philippines

Brief • 2015

Development implications of assessing loss and damage in the Philippines

Conference material • 2015

Assessing the linkages between CCA, DRR, and loss and damage in the Philippines

Conference material • 2015

Poster: Development Implications of Assessing Loss and Damage in the Philippines

Brief • 2015

Initial findings of APN-funded project showcased at the Resilient Cities 2015: 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

Report • 2015

Workshop Report on Linking Loss and Damage with Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Brief • 2015

Linkage between Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Loss and Damage (L&D) – Vietnam Case

Brief • 2015

Workshop Report on Linking Loss and Damage with Climate Change Adaptation, and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines