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Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2012This policy brief presents the understanding gained in the course of a research programme between 2011-2013. It argues that for the resilience discourse to make a continued contribution to international aid, and in particular for the role of humanitarian action, a change in its direction is now needed. Key messages include:Document
Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management: literature review version 1Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015), 2014This literature review has been conducted by Oxford Policy Management and the University of East Anglia as part of a multi-donor research project led by IFRC focusing on Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management.Document
Assessing Progress on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Development ProcessesEldis Community, 2010This paper reviews the extent of convergence between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) at a number of scales. It also examines what is at stake if the two agendas do not converge. The authors present updated evidence of where DRR and CCA are already converging and evaluate obstacles to further convergence.Document
Disaster Risk Reduction. A review of DRR work by DEC Member Agencies in response to the 2004 TsunamiReliefweb, 2010This review report from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) examines whether its vision of a more long-lasting impact had been achieved in terms of strengthening the 2004 Tsunami-affected population’s resilience to future environmental shocks and disasters in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Its purpose is to inform future disaster responses by identifying lessons learnt.Document
Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disastersInternational Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2005This paper presents a detailed overview of ‘The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015', which was adopted at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Hyogo, Japan in 2005.DocumentUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Tsunami Research Centre & Natural Hazards Research Laboratory (ATRC-NHRL), 2010This paper presents the integration of DRR and CCA initiatives in the pacific community, and draws upon the knowledge and insight of key stakeholders from multiple backgrounds to develop an understanding of the current status of DRR and CCA in the region.Document
Disaster risk management in a changing climate. Discussion paper prepared for the World Conference on Distaster Reduction on behalf of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Resource Group (VARG)International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2005Climate change is a reality, not a distant possibility in the future. Weather-related disasters are exerting an increasing toll on developing and developed countries, destroying lives and livelihoods and hampering development processes. The World Conference on Disaster Reduction is a testimony that international cooperation is needed to prevent natural hazards from translating into disasters.DocumentPreventionWeb, 2008Development faces a growing threat from climate change. Yet despite the significant overlap, the respective agendas of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) have been left to evolve independently up until now.DocumentInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2009This report focuses on two key aspects of disaster risk reduction: early warning and early action. The author states that the decline in injuries, loss of livelihoods and deaths from disasters over the past 30 years is, in part, due to the establishment and improvement of early warning systems.