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    Making sense of climate change, natural disasters and displacement: a work in progress

    Brookings Institution, 2007
    This report discusses some of the problems with the current debate on climate change’s impact on displacement. In doing so, it reviews what is known about climate change and considers alternative ways that climate change relates to environmental factors, which in turn influence displacement.
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    Community Risk Assessment methodologies and case studies

    ProVention Consortium, 2007
    This webpage presents an extensive collection of methodologies and case studies on Community Risk Assessment, collected and analysed by Cape Town University, Ben Wisner and the ProVention Consortium Secretariat as part of a ProVention project. A list of the following types of methodological resource are included in the collection:
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    Weathering the storm: options for framing adaptation and development

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2007
    As leaders begin to consider policies and measures to respond to mounting climate effects, it is critical that adaptation efforts be designed to reach the poorest communities to safeguard their development efforts. This paper reviews 135 examples of adaptation efforts drawn from throughout the developing world, highlighting the diversity of ways that adaptation and development intersect.
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    The Red Cross / Red Crescent climate guide

    Red Cross/ Red Crescent Centre on Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness, 2007
    Climate change presents additional challenges for humanitarian organisations responding to disasters and complex emergencies. This guide provides a basic overview of climate change science and its implications for the work of Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies. This Guide is broken down into two main components:
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    Towards a culture of prevention: disaster risk reduction begins at school - good practices and lessons learned

    United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2007
    The World Disaster Reduction Campaign for 2006-2007 "Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School" has resulted in various initiatives worldwide to make school buildings safer and have disaster risk reduction taught in school. This report highlights best practices of disaster risk reduction in the school community.
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    Emergency capacity building pilot projects: promising practices for risk reduction

    Inter-agency Working Group on Emergency Capacity, 2007
    Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has emerged as an important agenda item in the development community. This report identifies models and promising practices for disaster risk reduction based on experiences in the three pilot countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala and Indonesia.
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    Acting with common purpose: proceedings of the first session of the global platform for disaster risk reduction, Geneva, 5-7 June 2007

    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 what progress has been made so far and to identify gaps and directions for future policy.
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    Disaster preparedness for natural hazards: current status in Pakistan

    2007
    This book provides an overview of the current status of disaster preparedness planning in Pakistan. It discusses the documents, plans and legal instruments in place and the institutions governing the implementation of disaster preparedness. Although Pakistan faces a number of natural disasters, the book focuses specifically floods, earthquakes, and landslides. 
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    Young people's forum: Disasters and the aftermath: building young people’s life skills for health and education: country consultations summary report

    UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, 2007
    Young people in Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand have been confronted in the past few years with a series of disasters of tremendous proportions. This paper reports on a regional forum on Disasters and the Aftermath held in Bangkok from April 30 - May 5, which aimed to engage young people from these three countries as active participants in dealing with future disasters.
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    Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the protection of poor urban communities: experiences from six African cities

    ActionAid International, 2007
    Six years ago, at the UN Millennium Summit, world leaders set a specific target for realising the right to adequate housing and ‘continuous improvement of living conditions’. However, in Africa climate change is already threatening that goal, causing massive rural-urban migration and bringing chronic flooding to the cities.

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