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Local approaches to harmonising climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies: Lessons from India

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In the face of increasing climate-related disasters, calls for effective climate change adaptation policies are growing worldwide. Yet such policies often fail to gain priority...

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Criteria for Ecosystem-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

Introduction

The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria...

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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction

All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and...

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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  

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FKx 1: The linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

This page shows the results of an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation, the Frontline Knowledge Explorer.  

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Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

This is a briefing paper by Practical Answers (technical advice service of Practical Action). It outlines how and why communities must participate in disaster mitigation.

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