Progressing the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in Vanuatu and beyond

Hallwright, J. & Handmer, J. (2021). Progressing the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in Vanuatu and beyond. Climate Risk Management 31 e100269. 10.1016/j.crm.2020.100269.

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Abstract

The first framework to specifically integrate climate change adaption and disaster risk management was the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific. Despite the intense interest in integration and a very large literature on the topic, this Framework and its implementation has largely escaped the attention of commentators. This paper focuses on the experience of Vanuatu as a start in addressing this gap in the literature. Vanuatu is one of the countries most at risk from natural hazards. We show how Vanuatu is progressing the ideals of integration in practice, in its policy and legislation, its institutional arrangements, and the resourcing it is allocating to integrating disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. We conclude that, at the national and formal level, Vanuatu is progressing well in pragmatically implementing the ideals of integration and the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific. It stands as a practical example for others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP); CCA and DRM integration; VANUATU; Resilient development; Financing disaster and climate change management
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 07:29
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17006

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