Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of weather hazards in certain regions, including heat waves, droughts and intense rainfall, leaving some people and their assets more exposed and vulnerable than others. Work is urgently needed to make countries more resilient to climate related disasters and to scale up short- and long-term disaster risk management strategies.
We are committed to strengthening the availability and use of scientific information on disaster risks. We also promote collaboration among the many government, civil society and private sector organisations working on development, climate and disaster risk management at national and sub-national levels.
In support of this vision, CDKN:
1. Makes scientific information on disaster risk more easily accessible to a wide range of decision-makers in developing countries
2. Seeks to understand and shape how national systems for managing disaster risks are adapted to the impact of climate change through research and technical assistance
3. Will encourage more coherent climate related disaster risk governance across line ministries, civil society and private sector bodies in selected developing countries though our work on technical assistance and partnerships.
See the full list of CDKN projects relating to strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management, click here to see a full list of CDKN's projects on climate-related disaster risk management