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- DocumentWorld Bank, 2012The number of disasters per year has quadrupled over the past four decades in the South Asia Region (SAR), resulting in damages of over US$25 billion in the past five years alone. However, exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards and their consequential impacts are not yet at the forefront of development agendas.Document
Sustainable wetland management in the face of climate risks in Niger: the case of La Mare de TabalakUnited Nations Development Programme, 2013The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recently implemented climate risk management studies in seven countries.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2011Bangladesh is afflicted by a multitude of natural hazards. In an average year, roughly 10 million Bangladeshi citizens are affected by one or more such hazards and their frequency and severity is projected to increase as a result of climate change.DocumentForestry Nepal, 2012Although there are fundamental linkages, and complementarities exist, between vulnerability reduction and resilience building of communities, recent policy and programming has focused more on the latter. This paper argues that reducing the underlying causes of vulnerabilities and their interactions with resilience elements is a prerequisite for obtaining resilience capabilities.DocumentEcology and Society, 2012Adaptation is a key feature of sustainable social-ecological systems, as well as a recent and increasing focus of research and policy regarding responses to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This article examines the meaning of adaptation and its relationship to the concepts of resilience, vulnerability and sustainability.DocumentInternational Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012This study reports on a month-long pilot project conducted in three east African cities (Narok and Kisumu in Kenya, and Moshi in Tanzania) to assess resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The pilot is modelled on the ‘ten essentials’ framework, a check-list of priorities and capabilities necessary for DRR.Document
Adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries: a case for adaptation governance and leadership in building climate resilienceWorld Bank, 2012The Arab people have been adapting to climate change for thousands of years, but over the next century global climatic variability is predicted to increase unprecedentedly. This report assesses the potential effects of climate change on the Arab region and outlines possible approaches and measures to prepare for its consequences.DocumentChatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK, 2012This paper considers the political contexts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, how these affected the response to the 2011 Horn of Africa emergency, and the implications for future response. Although the Horn of Africa is often seen as a security-challenged region, for good reason, the level of insecurity varies significantly between and within countries.Document
Alternative pathways to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: mainstreaming and integration in development planning and budgeting of local government unitsAIT-UNEP Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific, 2012This toolkit is an output of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform’s (AKP) capacity building activities in the Philippines.DocumentThe Government Office for Science, 2012Science plays a key role in reducing the impacts of future natural hazards in developing countries according to this Foresight report. The threat of future disasters can be stabilised, if decision-makers make better use of technological developments and existing risk assessment methods.