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A toolkit for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in South Asia

This toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into coastal and marine ecosystem management in the coastal sub-region of South Asia, which includes Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The sub-region faces increasing occurrence of natural hazards and the integrated management of its coastal and marine environment is thus crucial to ensuring long-term sustainability of the region. The toolkit is intended to serve as a source for taking an integrated approach to ecosystem management for effective risk reduction and to inform the ongoing consultations on a post-2015 development agenda and disaster risk reduction frameworks. The publication is an outcome of a South Asian Regional Consultation of Experts held in New Delhi, March 2012, organised jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Asia and the Pacific Secretariat.