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Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Impulse No.4: A prerequisite for sustainable development

This four-page “Impulse” provides a brief overview of conceptual principles and approaches for risk reduction.

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Following issues are discussed: The early recognition of risks makes it possible to take the measures that will achieve and safe-guard the longterm improvement of the living conditions of marginalised persons in developing countries. Actions are based on perception. Political and socio-cultural risks, but also geographical and climate risks must be recognised during the project planning and management phases. Earthquakes, extreme weather events and climate changes jeopardise progress in the development.

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
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Language

English

Year of publication

2012

Purpose

Background material Material package climate

Topics

Climate and environment