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Integrating disaster risk management into climate change adaptation

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Network have produced this guidebook to serve as a reference for integrating disaster risk management (DRM) into climate change adaptation (CCA), and to promote the adoption of a risk management approach to climate-sensitive decision-making. It guides the reader on how to contribute to CCA by improving the management of climate extremes.

The guidebook briefly describes the context and relationships between climate change and disaster risk, the processes for adaptation, and the perspective and experiences of DRM that can be utilised within and by CCA. It also provides detailed strategic guidance on how to integrate DRM within the stages of climate change policy formulation, CCA strategy formulation, and the adaptation project cycle. The guidebook has some key message for DRM practitioners, including that DRM is essential for sustainable development, and that DRM should not exist as an isolated activity.