Collecting disaster loss data


We cannot reduce risk effectively if we cannot measure disaster losses. Stocktaking, challenges and best practices in the collection of disaster loss data.

This working paper is based on a study carried out to improve understanding of, and identify actions to address, climate change-induced loss and damage in Bangladesh.
Practical Action

THis EM-DAT compiles different disasters from all over the globe with varying information on different variables. The validity of research largely depends upon the quality of data collected. It is quite common to encounter missing data while conducting

United States Agency for International Development Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
Calculating climate costs is no easy task even for Japanese insurers, armed with sophisticated models to predict the course and intensity of potential disasters.
Thomson Reuters

Based on a systematic review of journal articles, books and book chapters, and policy papers, the authors evaluate possible sources of finance for addressing loss and damage from slow onset climate events in developing countries. They find that most

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (Elsevier)
A new report from the Finance Working Group of the independent Global Stocktake (iGST) explores loss and damage finance and its place in the Global Stocktake.
ClimateWorks Foundation

This brief describes why it is critical that Loss and Damage be reflected prominently, both as a theme for discussions and as a focus of action, in the lead up to, and beyond COP 26. The theme of Adaptation and Resilience ignores Loss and Damage entirely

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