Environmental Sciences and Ecology: Current Research
[ ISSN : 2833-0811 ]

Bangladesh Ahead of COP 27 in Addressing Loss and Damage

Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Article DOI : 10.54026/ESECR/1086

Golam Rabbani1*, Mahira Nazniba Rodoshee2 , Khandker Tarin Tahsin3

1Head of Climate Bridge Fund (CBF) Secretariat, Bangladesh
2Intern, Climate Bridge Fund (CBF) Secretariat, Bangladesh
3Deputy manager, Climate Bridge Fund (CBF) Secretariat, Bangladesh

Corresponding Authors

Golam Rabbani, Head of Climate Bridge Fund (CBF) Secretariat, Bangladesh


Bangladesh; Loss and damage; COP 27; Heritage; Next COP

Received : February 25, 2023
Published : March 16, 2023


The devastating impacts of climate change result in- loss of homes, agriculture production, biodiversity and ecosystems, family members, social network, culture, heritage- that go beyond the adaptation capacity of the vulnerable communities. Mitigation and adaptation alone are not sufficient to address the loss and damage that vulnerable communities incur which is why the last year at COP 27, the decade-long demand for loss and damage funding was the centerpiece at the negotiation table. Now one might question why is it important now? And climate induced loss and damage was there since inception, why wasn’t this never prioritized or treated as a burning issue? Well to answer that we might have to revisit our COP memories and take a look back on the crucial decisions made over the last 30 years.