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- DocumentInternational Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University, 2009The climate has always presented a challenge to those whose livelihoods depend on it. For poor people, a variable climate presents a risk that can critically restrict options and so limit development. This document looks at the risk assessment tools such as index insurance that can be used to help vulnerable people deal with climate change.DocumentPlan, 2009Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to disasters - one in every three survivors of the Indian Ocean Tsunami were women or children under the age of 15.DocumentPreventionWeb, 2009There is a growing trend towards greater and more catastrophic natural disasters. Of the ten disasters with the highest death tolls since 1975, half have occurred in the five year period between 2003 and 2008; with the developing world witnessing nine of the ten worst.Documentid21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2008There is significant overlap between the practice and theory of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation. However, there is limited coherence and convergence in institutions, organisations and policy frameworks.DocumentEarthworm Books, 2008The risks and vulnerabilities that people face from natural disasters are as much a product of their social situation as their physical environment. Vulnerabilities and capacities of individuals and social groups evolve over time and determine people’s abilities to cope with disaster and recover from it.DocumentProVention Consortium, 2008In April 2008 a group of 170 partners met in Panama city to attend the forum ‘From Grassroots to Global: People-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction’. This document records the energy, ideas and views resulting from discussions and presentations in the formal sessions and also in the corridors of the event.DocumentReliefweb, 2008This study identifies the most likely humanitarian implications of climate change for the next 20-30 year period. The authors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to map specific hazards associated with climate change – specifically: floods, cyclones and droughts – and place them in relation to factors influencing vulnerability.Document
Climate resilient cities. A primer on reducing vulnerabilities to climate change impacts and strengthening disaster risk management in East Asian citiesWorld Bank, 2008This primer is a guide for local governments in East Asia to help them understand the concepts and consequences of climate change and how climate change consequences contribute to urban vulnerabilities.DocumentInternational Save the Children Alliance, 2008Climate change is likely to lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and it will be the people in the poorest countries, especially children, who will bear the brunt.DocumentInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2008This two-page briefing describes a pilot initiative on climate change and disaster risk reduction supported by the Netherlands Red Cross in Nicaragua. The project aims at strengthening the Nicaraguan Red Cross’s capacity to carry out local-level activities related to risk reduction and to respond to extreme weather events.