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Disaster risk reduction

Reducing exposure to hazards and lessening vulnerability of people, property and the environment, building resilience and improving preparedness for adverse events

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Mainstreaming climate change into disaster management: lessons from Vietnam
Red Cross/ Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness 2007
Vietnam has always suffered from extreme weather events – typhoons; sea surges; heavy rains and drought. As climate change will only aggravate such adverse conditions, the Vietnam Red Cross started a pilot project  in 2003 ...
Will global warming send Asia and the Pacific 'up in smoke'?
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007
Global scientific consensus indicates that all of Asia is very likely to warm during this century and it is here that the human drama of climate change will largely be played out. This report from the Working Group on Climate Change a...
How far has the world progressed on disaster risk reduction?
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction 2007
In 2005, 168 governments approved the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on Disaster Risk Reduction. This report summarises the proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which aimed to asses wh...
Estimating the impact of climate change disasters on children
Save the Children Fund 2007
If children already constitute half of those affected by any emergency, how will they be affected by the growing number of climate change disasters? Using examples of recent disasters and projections of likely impacts of climate chang...
How did South Africa successfully develop DRR legislation?
M. Pelling; A. Holloway / Tearfund 2006
Legislation is crucial for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development. This report aims to support national and donor governments to develop and improve their DRR legislation. The report: reviews exist...
Conference calls for greater collaboration to respond to climate variability and change
Institute For Social And Environmental Transition 2006
These conference proceedings summarise the discussions held in New Delhi (January 5-7, 2006) on adaptation to climatic variability and change. The conference brought together participants that included high-level governmental decision...
Assessing the future impact of climate change and the implications for humanitarian response and preparedness
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 2003
It is identified in this paper that climate change is already happening and is likely to result in a variety of impacts for the foreseeable future. These impacts will hit the poor the hardest and due to their unpredictable nature adap...
Strategic coordination between experts and institutions to improve disaster risk management
F. Sperling; F. Szekely / Vulnerability and Adaptation Resource Group 2005
As awareness of climate change and disaster risk reduction increases there is a real opportunity to reduce current and future vulnerabilities to climate risks by expanding on disaster risk management efforts. This paper discusses link...
Integrating disaster risk reduction into development policy and practice
Department for International Development, UK 2005
Poverty and vulnerability do not necessarily overlap. Not all disasters affect the poorest the most, yet the poor tend to be more exposed and susceptible to hazards and suffer greater losses. Disasters can induce poverty. In policy te...
United Nations declaration on disaster reduction
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction 2005
This paper presents the draft declaration from the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held from 18-22 January 2005 in Kobe City, Japan. The draft declaration agreed by all conference participants - known as the Hyo...
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Children take part in child-centred disaster risk reduction activity supported by Plan International in Vietnam

This Key Issues Guide on Disaster Risk Reduction presents a critical overview of current DRR practice and policy, highlighting new emerging trends with recommended reading.


 

Children take part in child-centred disaster risk reduction activity supported by Plan International in Vietnam

This Key Issues Guide on Disaster Risk Reduction presents a critical overview of current DRR practice and policy, highlighting new emerging trends with recommended reading.