Towards Climate Smart Disaster Risk reduction in Asia

Report / Paper

Towards Climate Smart Disaster Risk reduction in Asia



September 2013

Evidence from across Africa andAsia indicates that shiftingseasonal patterns and high intensityextreme events are already erodingcommunity and household resilienceand making them more vulnerableto external shocks. Investing inintegrated and flexible institutionaland policy frameworks is a first steptowards creating a policyenvironment that can build resilienceto climate and disaster risks. Iforganizations, policies and practicestake climate change concerns intoaccount, development interventionsand disaster risk management willbecome more effective in reducingpoverty and vulnerability todisasters. This approach is unique asit provides policy makers andpractitioners with a means to identifythe processes needed to buildresilience to climate and disasterrisks.