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The 3As: Tracking Resilience

This paper presents an explanatory framework for measuring resilient outcomes that embraces and makes sense of the current diversity in resilience approaches.

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emBRACE Flyover South Tyrol

Check out this Google Earth Flyover video for the emBRACE case study South Tyrol, Italy. 

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emBRACE Flyover Northern England

Check out this Google Earth Flyover video for the emBRACE case study Northern England in the UK

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Measuring subjective resilience

So far, efforts to measure resilience have largely focused on the use of ‘objective’ frameworks. This paper advocates for the measurement of ‘subjective’ resilience at the household level.

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Beyond Resilience

"Climate Change's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction's Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience" is a new paper freely available for download. Read the summary here.

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SREX

This report presents key findings from the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX).

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Everyday Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Read here about Frontline: A programme that uniquely finds out from local people what threats they face.

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When people move

Podcast by UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition: When people move. Understanding how climate change creates the movement of people

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World Disasters Report

Culture and risk This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk...
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Mangroves for coastal defence

This practical guidebook summarises the findings of three technical reviews on mangroves and provides practical management recommendations to coastal zone managers and policymakers.

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Downstream Voices Wetland Solutions to Reducing Disaster Risk

Introduction Until recently, the world’s response to inevitable climate change was based on producing ever more precise forecasts of what would happen locally – running ever more sophisticated...
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Methods for Community Resilience

The paper links inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies to map stakeholders’ knowledge and combine this with the best available data for disaster resilience planning.

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Effective Law & Regulation for Disaster Risk Reduction

Introduction Over the past 20 years, disasters due to natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused 2 trillion USD in economic losses 1 . These disasters not...
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Local approaches to harmonising climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies: Lessons from India

Summary In the face of increasing climate-related disasters, calls for effective climate change adaptation policies are growing worldwide. Yet such policies often fail to gain priority status both...
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What does it take to mainstream disaster risk management in key sectors?

About this guide Climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and negatively impacting development progress across the world. People are already experiencing the impacts of climate change...
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Climate Change Adaptation and Extreme Weather: Summary Recommendations

Introduction Extreme weather events such as severe thunderstorms, ice storms, blizzards, windstorms, tornadoes and hail are part of life in Canada, but these hazards are becoming increasingly...
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New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

Introduction The 'Not Waiting for Noah' workshop, brought together practitioners, professionals and experts from Canada and the U.S. to share food risk assessment tools; to build a community of...
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Post-Sandy coastal protection

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the United States of America, damaging or destroying an estimated 300,000 homes and claiming 60 lives in the coastal areas of the State of...
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Working with nature towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

Introduction All around the world, people are increasingly exposed to disaster risk from natural hazards such as droughts, storms and floods. As disasters increase in frequency and intensity, there...
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Criteria for Ecosystem-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

Introduction The integration of ecosystems and natural resource management in disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been largely overlooked to date. This document introduces a set of criteria, which can...
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FKx 1: The linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

This page shows the results of an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation, the Frontline Knowledge Explorer.  

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Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

This is a briefing paper by Practical Answers (technical advice service of Practical Action). It outlines how and why communities must participate in disaster mitigation.

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