This study presents an important opportunity to explore the challenges and potential associated with better understanding and managing of compound, cascading and systemic risks in the Asia Pacific region.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands are both situated in low-lying lands, making them prone to floods. As a result, both countries have found benefits in cooperation around flood control and water management.
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, coastal forests helped dampen damage from the tsunami. Building on this, an Indonesian NGO called 'Yagasu' are using mangroves to bolster ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, improve local livelihood, and aid in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This framework establishes a long-term vision for adaptation, which recognises the need for a systemic approach and acknowledges the interdependency between a stable climate and the maintenance of ecosystem services.
Suva – The second Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) has closed, focusing on discussion and recommendations around the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP)’s ten Guiding Principles and three Goals which fall into four ‘standards’ for