Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate: Perspective from Central America Vol: 17


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781783509355
Published:
18 Sep 2014
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
216 pages - 152 x 229 x 23mm
Series:
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
"Disasters cause economic as well as human losses. Indeed, economic losses associated directly with disasters have continued at increasing proportions worldwide since the 1970s, as the 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction conducted by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) illustrates. Disaster losses due to single geological events sometimes appear much greater in magnitude than those attributed to climate-related disasters. Nonetheless, the overall trend for increasing loss can largely be attributed to the increase in climate-related disasters, which in turn is triggered in part by global climate change. Furthermore, as such disasters increase in frequency, it intensifies vulnerability in the poorest regions of developing countries. In this book, the authors discuss effective approaches to enhancing the local disaster risk management (DRM) capacity of developing countries to combat increasing climate-related disaster impacts. Also provided are ideas and lessons on local disaster risk management, in terms of planning and practice in developing countries, with particular focus on a case study in Costa Rica."
Copyright page. Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate: Perspective from Central America. Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate: Perspective from Central America. Abbreviations. Preface. About the Authors. References. Introduction. Local Disaster Risk Management in Central America. Incorporating Climate Hazards into National Disaster Risk Management. Incorporating Climate Hazards into Local Development Planning. Elements for Sustainable Community-Based Disaster Risk Management. Climate Change Perception and Local Risk Awareness for Sustainable Community-Based Disaster Risk Management. Factors for Enhancing Local DRM Capacity. Conclusion. Brief introduction of the series. Brief introduction of the volume. List of Figures. List of Tables.

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