Disaster risk assessment tools
Disaster risk assessment tools
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ESSA is an international environmental consulting firm with over 37 years of experience in resolving complex natural resource and environmental management problems.
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Efficacitas Consulting was founded in 1994 with the mission to work for sustainable resource management throughout Latin America, providing consulting services in energy, environment and sustainable development. Efficacitas fulfils its mission with professional competence and ethics by providing technical assistance, driven by excellence and innovation, to companies, governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in natural resource management and conservation.
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Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.
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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCN's mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
Disaster risk management in a changing climate. Discussion paper prepared for the World Conference on Distaster Reduction on behalf of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Resource Group (VARG)Type:PublicationPublication date:
Climate change is a reality, not a distant possibility in the future. Weather-related disasters are exerting an increasing toll on developing and developed countries, destroying lives and livelihoods and hampering development processes. The World Conference on Disaster Reduction is a testimony that international cooperation is needed to prevent natural hazards from translating into disasters. This paper discusses inter-linkages and differences between disaster risk management (DRM) and adaptation to climate change, and outlines opportunities and barriers for collaboration.
Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management for sustainable poverty reduction. Synthesis reportType:PublicationPublication date:
This report presents a cross-cutting summary of country study findings and workshop deliberations on linking climate change adaptation and disaster risk management for sustainable poverty reduction. It uses examples from Mexico, Kenya and Vietnam to provide insights into how a more integrated approach to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation can be built.
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Climate change will increase the gaps between developed and developing countries, in terms of wealth, health and food security. This will make achieving goals to reduce poverty more difficult.Poor people with few assets
cannot easily recover from climate disasters or change how they make their
living. They rely heavily on agriculture, fisheries, rivers and forests. These
resources could change drastically with climate change, making these groups
much more vulnerable than wealthier people. Additional factors, such as health problems
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The concept of decentralised disaster risk management (DDRM) derives its insights from community-based disaster management (CBDM) in South Asia. As well as community ownership and leadership in risk reduction activities, the DDRM approach emphasizes the need for local level governance institutions to also be actively engaged in risk reduction.