Integrating community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Examples from the Pacific

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Copernicus GmbH
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2011, 11 pp. 101 - 113
Issue Date:
2011-01
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It is acknowledged by academics and development practitioners alike that many common strategies addressing community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation duplicate each other. Thus, there is a strong push to integrate the two ?elds to enhance aid effectiveness and reduce confusion for communities. Examples of community based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) projects are presented to highlight some of the ways these issues are tackled in the Paci?c. Various approaches are employed but all aim to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of local communities to the impacts of climate change and disasters. By focusing on three case studies, elements of best practice are drawn out to illustrate how DRR and CCA can be integrated for enhanced aid effectiveness, and also look at ways in which these two often overlapping ?elds can be better coordinated in ongoing and future projects
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