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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction. Executive summary

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2013
  • This 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) is the third biennial report coordinated by UNISDR. The previous two editions of the Global Assessment Report were predominantly written for an audience of policy- and decision-makers in government departments. In expanding its analysis to include and focus on the role of private investment, GAR13 aims at business leaders and private investors, on the one hand, and at local and national regulators, on the other hand.GAR13 explores how businesses, by investing in disaster risk management, ca...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Resilience, Risk management, Urbanization

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). April 2013
  • This report provides a comprehensive response to addressing multiple shocks in Asia and the Pacific. It shows how people, organizations, institutions and policymakers can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies. Chapter 4 focuses on the land, water, energy nexus and addresses the issue of water scarcity among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication provides a brief overview of the key issues, strategic goals, and recommendations for disaster risk management (DRM) in East Asia and the Pacific. Chapter one gives an overview of the key trends related to disaster impacts in the region. Chapter two focuses on cross-sectoral issues of institutional arrangements for DRM and outreach to communities. Chapter's three to seven follow the core areas of DRM: risk identification, risk reduction, emergency preparedness, financial protection, and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The appendixes ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Resilience, Risk management

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This second edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) provides a quantitative and comprehensive view of water security in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. By focusing on critical water issues, AWDO 2013 provides finance and planning leaders with recommendations on policy actions to improve water governance and guidance on investments to increase their country's water security. AWDO 2013 is presented in three parts. - Part I introduces the five key dimensions of water security and presents the combination of indicators for assessment of nati...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Environment, Floods, Hygiene, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda: building resilience to disasters through partnerships
  • UN system task team on the post-2015 UN development agenda: building resilience to disasters through partnerships
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). February 2013
  • This paper outlines the modus operandi of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction partnership in working with and empowering stakeholders to build partnerships and political legitimacy for international agreements in the context of disaster risk reduction. With this approach the paper refers to the directions outlined in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. It calls for localising and leveraging partnerships for risk reduction and asserts that the strength of the Hyogo Framework f...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Post-2015 agenda

Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps
  • Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This book has two main aims: to demonstrate to international development agencies, governments, policy makers, project managers, practitioners, and community residents that landslide hazard can often be reduced in vulnerable urban communities in the developing world, and to provide practical guidance for those in charge of delivering Management of Slope Stability in Communities (MoSSaiC) on the ground. The purpose of the book is to take readers into the most vulnerable communities in order to understand and address rainfall-triggered landslide hazards in thes...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Land degradation, Land management, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability

City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot
  • City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). December 2012
  • In 2010, UNISDR launched a global resilient cities Campaign with the specific focus on improving urban cities" capacity to withstand and recover from natural disasters. By signing up to the Campaign, cities commit to take specific actions to build their resilience. These actions are guided by the "Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient", a 10-point checklist of factors considered fundamental for cities to improve their resilience capacity.In 2012, UNISDR Regional office for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya commenced a pilot project to "operationalise" the Campaig...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Resilience, Risk management, Urban areas, Vulnerability

WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • WorldRiskReport 2012. Focus: environmental degradation and disasters
  • Alliance Development Works/BŁndnis Entwicklung Hilft, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). October 2012
  • Environmental degradation is a significant factor that reduces the adaptive capacity of societies to deal with disaster risk in many countries around the globe. The WorldRiskIndex, the centrepiece of the report, determines the risk of becoming the victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards for 173 countries throughout the world.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Land degradation, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Risk management, Sustainable development, Vulnerability

Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) Declaration adopted in Incheon in 2010 recognized "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces". The aim of this publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. This publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Livelihoods, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Youth

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