Addressing non-economic losses and damages associated with climate change: Learning from the recent past extreme climatic events for future planning

Research Report
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The non-economic loss and damages (NELDs) caused by climate-related disasters have not been often considered in most disaster risk assessments and not been reported in most post-disaster reports and databases to the extent they deserve the attention; despite these losses could constitute major proportion of the total loss and damages (L&Ds) of any disaster events. Issues such as lack of proper recognition among the stakeholders engaged in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) for value that society attaches to NELDs are compounded to a certain extent by the lack of simple methods to identify, prioritize and measure NELDs constitute crucial barriers in considering them in decision making at all levels. Keeping these in view, this project aimed to develop an assessment framework to identify, prioritize and measure NELDs in key vulnerable sectors and to make policy recommendations for addressing NELDs targeting the key policy makers and the practitioners.