Methods for identifying tangible strategies for risk reduction

Moench M, Ahmed S, Mustafa D, Khan F, Mechler R, Kull D, Dixit A, & Opitz-Stapleton S (2009). Methods for identifying tangible strategies for risk reduction. In: [[Catalyzing Climate and Disaster Resilience]], ISET-Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.35-69

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Abstract

The role of disasters in building and maintaining the cycle of poverty and undermining development progress is increasingly recognized as a major global challenge. While many recent disasters are related to geophysical events (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.), approximately 70% are weather related and this proportion is likely to grow as climate change processes increase the variability and intensity of weather events. As a result, cost-effective strategies for reducing disaster risk are central both to meeting development goals and responding to the challenges climate change will present all sectors of society, particularly the poor, women and other vulnerable groups.

The purpose of this chapter on methodologies is to present practical approaches for identifying, prioritizing and ultimately demonstrating the costs and benefits of tangible interventions to reduce disaster risks, particularly those likely to emerge as a consequence of climate change. Such practical approaches are essential if governments, humanitarian organizations, the private sector and local communities are going to invest substantial resources in reducing both current disaster risks and those anticipated as a consequence of climate change.

Item Type: Other
Research Programs: Risk and Vulnerability (RAV)
Bibliographic Reference: In: [[Catalyzing Climate and Disaster Resilience]], ISET-Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.35-69
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:42
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:45
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9003

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