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POLICY BRIEF: Getting climate smart for disasters

The project, Getting Climate Smart for Disasters, tests the effectiveness of the Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (CSDRM) approach as a method for identifying barriers and opportunities for integrating the challenges of climate change with disaster risk reduction and development; identifying policy innovation; and monitoring progress toward integration. TO understand effective integration, two key areas thought to act as barriers will be analyzed: the mismatched priorities of DRR institutions and of ordinary people, and the need for diversified livelihoods as a means to reduce climate dependency.

This short brief, Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management: In brief, explores how the CSDRM approach provides a guide to strategic planning, programme development and policymaking and should be used to assess the effectiveness of existing DRM policies, projects and programmes in the context of a changing climate. It looks at how CSDRM has been developed, how it supports and builds on other frameworks and approaches, and how it can be used.

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This project and publication has been produced as part of the START call for research on the theme of integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for resilient development in South Asia.

START homepage: START
Research call information: Call For Proposals: Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia

Start projects:
Ability of Local Multi-Stakeholder Action to Catalyze Shifts in Program and Policy Environment towards Mainstreaming DRR CCA


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