Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for sustainable development

Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for sustainable development

 
Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Type: 
Official documents
Abstract

The present document contains highlights of the key challenges faced by the region due to climate-related disasters, and a discussion on how climate change may exacerbate the frequency and severity of these events. Issues relating to the synergistic relationship between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are outlined, along with strategies and policy measures to address the challenges that countries face when planning and delivering disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programmes. The Committee is invited to discuss good practices on these issues and consider options for strengthening regional cooperation on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for sustainable development. The Committee may also wish to consider promoting a regional undertaking of such integration and provide the secretariat with guidance on its future strategic direction.

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