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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013The city of Rio de Janeiro has developed a highly efficient early warning system (EWS) that is having an impressive impact after just three years in operation. The measures employed are innovative, inclusive and non-resource intensive, and are thus highly applicable to cities in other developing regions.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2013This paper develops an approach under Work Package 4 (WP4) of the Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA) programme for analysing the institutional factors that shape collective action to reduce disaster risk. The key messages include:DocumentGermanwatch, 2013The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available—from 2012 and 1993–2012—were taken into account.DocumentAgency for Technical Cooperation and Development, 2013Between 1992 and 2012, disasters caused more than 1.3 million deaths, affected more than 4.4 billion people and led to US$ 2 trillion in economic damages and losses around the world. This Disaster Risk Management Strategy explains how the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) anticipates disasters and advocates for more upstream consideration of their occurrence.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2013This report examines the record of the international community when it comes to financing disaster risk reduction (DRR). It investigates the priorities and asks questions of past efforts. It also points to the future of a more rational, targeted investment in risk reduction.DocumentWorld Bank, 2009How can countries prepare to manage the impact of climate-change induced natural disasters? How can countries ensure that they have the governmental institutions required to manage the challenge of adaptation to climate change?Document
Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction 2013 - From shared risk to shared value: the business case for disaster risk reductionUnited Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2013The 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) makes the business case for investing in disaster risk management (DRM) and highlights potential opportunities for creating shared value.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2013This brief presents results from projects supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to assess vulnerability and mainstream climate resilience into development planning. Case studies from India, Ghana and Colombia illustrate the importance of involving diverse social groups in defining and monitoring vulnerability and delivering adaptation solutions.Document
Linkages between population dynamics, urbanization processes and disaster risks: a regional vision of Latin AmericaInternational Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012With both urban population and the frequency of disasters increasing in Latin America, it is necessary to adequately plan for sustainable growth that takes these changing dynamics into account.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2013Disasters can hamper economic growth, affect poverty levels and cause human suffering. This paper argues that including measures to promote disaster risk management (DRM) in the post-2015 development goals is needed to incentivise investment in advance of shocks to protect lives and livelihoods, but also to save money.