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Building resilience: Integrating climate and disaster risk into development

This report, targeted at development practitioners and national policy makers, argues that climate and disaster resilient development is essential to eliminating extreme poverty and achieving shared prosperity by 2030. Such development requires start-up costs which can pay in the long run. It recommends closer collaboration between the climate resilience and disaster risk management communities as disaster losses continue to rise. Also the incorporation of climate and disaster resilience into broader development processes. The conclusion is given that all key drivers, such as climate change and poverty, influence the risk of a weather event becoming a disaster and need to be managed collectively. Case studies are used throughout in order to illustrate promising approaches, lessons learned and remaining challenges.