Disaster risk management
Climate change is already affecting the frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, flooding events and storms in many parts of the world. Amplified by increasing levels of exposure and persistent vulnerability, the increasing hazard risk is resulting in higher human and economic losses from disaster events. Efforts to make countries more resilient to climate-related disasters and to scale up short- and long-term disaster risk management strategies are urgently needed. Read on for CDKN insights into increasing the effectiveness of disaster risk management in climate policies and practices.
An innovative action research project in Mexico has created a gender-sensitive, local climate change strategy, which recognises how women and men are affected differently by climate change impacts and everyone has a role to play in creating climate solutions. It could provide inspiration for integrated approaches to building resilience in other small and medium-sized cities. [more...]
Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema of the Future Climate for Africa programme gives her personal perspective on how Malawi has been affected by Cyclone Idai and how the country can become more resilient to future extreme weather. [more...]
In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more...]
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Last week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool, the Green Book, for local government decision-makers across South Africa. [more...]
This CDKN Guide presents the story of how an action research initiative in a single city in India has evolved into contagious policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership. [more]…
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This policy brief identifies the key causes of Chennai's 2015 extreme rainfall and gives recommendations for building urban resilience in the area. [more]…
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The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.