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Chile complies with seven of the nine criteria of climate change vulnerability according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Consequently, Chile has a National Policy for Disaster Risk Management and a National Strategic Plan that was developed by the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, an entity formed in Chile sinc…
This paper highlights resilient behaviour and responses taken by the community and some companies to cope with the difficulties arisen from the 2010 Maule earthquake in Chile, during the emergency period and the reconstruction process. It is based on recent publications from the authors as well as the revision and analysis of other case studies regardin…
This issue includes:Editorial - Voices & Ideas: - Chosica: Prevention Bears Fruit - Crisis or Mitigation?: The role of relationships between institutions and communities in disaster recovery assistance - Contingency plans for coping with disasters: A need that cannot be postponed - Agents of Change: The Role of Children and Youth in Disaster - The…
This evaluation, solicited by the Government of Chile, demonstrates the political will of the Chilean State to advance the issue of disaster risk reduction in addition to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the management of public policies - one of the greatest challenges faced and the only possible solution for building resilience in the face of…