Early warning systems to reduce loss and damage in riverine char communities in Bangladesh
Flood Resilience Portal
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This report describes how Practical Action has been working on flood risk management for many years, exploring what can be done to reduce the losses and damages as a result of flooding hitting the poorest, and the most vulnerable communities in Bangladesh.
The report notes that transformational adaptation must not be seen as a silver bullet. Transformational adaptation is about people giving something up, losing some aspect of their home, their community, their culture, or livelihood; it is imposed on them by the climate emergency and is therefore no longer a choice. Transformational adaptation must learn from the resilience backlash, it is about climate justice, it is about developed countries and polluting economies taking responsibility for their actions and using the “polluter pays principle” to compensate those who are currently paying the price for climate inaction.