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… and inspiration, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is intended for people who have an interest in and practice disaster risk management and sustainable development. Natural hazards can affect … taken into account if sustainable development is not to be achieved. Disaster risk reduction therefore concerns everyone, from villagers to heads of states, from bankers …
Risk and poverty in a changing climate: The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in the context of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international lev…
Risk and poverty in a changing climate: This summary presents the key findings and recommendations of the Report, which identifies disaster risk, analyses its causes, shows that these causes can be addressed and recommends the means to do so. The over-riding message of the Report is that reducing disaster risk can also help in reducing poverty, safegua…
Version 2.1 - draft for comment: The purpose of this document is to describe the thematic classification system that has been developed, with the aim of promoting a better understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), and the development of an internationally recognized information classification and exchange standard. It is hoped that a clear set of…