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Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe. A Review of Risk Governance
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). June 2011
  • This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate adaptation and risk reduction is commonly managed. The study looks into practical cases of European regional and national adaptation strategies. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) An overview of the climate-risks and disaster risk reduction field(s); (2) An analysis of the current governance structure (studying the flow of information and decision-making processes); (3) Recommendations for the enhancement of these practices in regional and international organisations. Floods and droughts related issues are particularly covered.
  • Geographical coverage: Europe, Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Development cooperation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Legal aspects, Risk management, Technology
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Policy makers, Project planners, Researchers
  • Main purpose: Capacity-building, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Recommendations, Research study
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Published in 2015