Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction


This briefing note from the UNISDR underscores the close connection between climate change and disaster risk reduction. Anticipating an increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters due to extreme weather events, the document highlights the existing capabilities within disaster risk reduction methods and tools for adapting to climate change. It outlines the nature and significance of climate change in relation to disaster risk, addressing various perspectives and approaches for integrating disaster risk reduction into adaptation strategies. Targeted at experts, practitioners, and the general public, the note emphasizes the immediate applicability of disaster risk reduction measures, emphasizing the urgency of implementing strategies to enhance adaptive capacity and resilience in the face of evolving climate challenges. The document encourages proactive engagement, asserting that waiting until international conferences is unnecessary, and progress can be made promptly through the implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives guided by frameworks such as Hyogo.





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