Climate-Induced Disasters in the Asia-Pacific Region: Response, Recovery, Adaptation Vol: 22

Andreas Neef
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Natasha Pauli
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Product Details
09 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
240 pages - 152 x 229mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Climate-induced disasters constitute a major risk to peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on case studies from Cambodia, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa, the contributions in this volume examine local response, recovery and adaptation strategies, incorporating the perspectives and knowledge of affected individuals and communities. Asia-Pacific is the world's most disaster-prone region, accounting for about half of the climate-related displacements of 19 million people globally in 2017. Climate-related, fast-onset hazards, such as floods, cyclones and typhoons, have claimed many lives, displaced a high number of people and caused widespread damage over the past twenty years. The cost of short-term response to and medium- to long-term recovery from climate-induced disasters falls disproportionately on the poorest and most marginalised communities within Asia-Pacific countries. This book presents richly-detailed qualitative research from diverse contexts across the Asia-Pacific region, and adds to scholarship on the trajectory of community resilience and adaptation to climate-related hazards.
Chapter 1. Climate-Induced Disasters in the Asia-Pacific Region – From Response and Recovery to Adaptation; Andreas Neef and Natasha Pauli 
Chapter 2. Linking Disaster Risk Reduction to Development: The Evolution of 'Building Back Better' in International Disaster Management Frameworks; Lucy Benge and Andreas Neef 
Chapter 3. Intersections of Community Responses and Humanitarian Interventions in the Aftermath of the 2014 Floods in Solomon Islands; Carl Adams and Andreas Neef 
Chapter 4. A Participatory Approach to Understanding the Impact of Multiple Natural Hazards in Communities along the Ba River, Fiji; Gracie Irvine, Natasha Pauli, Renata Varea, and Bryan Boruff 
Chapter 5. Embodying Resilience: Narrating Gendered Experiences of Disasters in Fiji; Kahukura Bennett, Andreas Neef, and Renata Varea 
Chapter 6. Participatory GIS and Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change and Environmental Hazards: A Cambodian Case Study; Mark Williams, Natasha Pauli and Bryan Boruff 
Chapter 7. Seasonal Livelihoods and Adaptation Strategies for an Uncertain Environmental Future: Results from Participatory Research in Kratie Province, Cambodia; Savuti Henningsen, Natasha Pauli, and Chanchhaya Chhom 
Chapter 8. The Effects of Private Household Insurance on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Samoa; Ashley Bartlett, Meg Parsons, and Andreas Neef 
Chapter 9. Planned Relocation as a Contentious Strategy of Climate Change Adaptation in Fiji; Lucy Benge and Andreas Neef
Andreas Neef is a Professor in Development Studies at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current research focuses on adaptation and resilience to climate change, climate-induced migration and displacement, post-disaster response and recovery, and land grabbing.

Natasha Pauli is a Lecturer in Geography at The University of Western Australia. Her research examines human-environment interactions, with an emphasis on understanding how people perceive and manage ecological relationships under changing environmental conditions.

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