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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

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012 provides an analysis of the impact of disasters on Asian and Pacific countries between 1970 to 2011, and discusses the twin challenge faced by the region of increasing exposure of its people and economic assets, and heightened vulnerabilities experienced by the poor and other disadvantaged groups to disasters. Pressures resulting from rapid urban development and economic growth have resulted in people and economic activities expanding into increasingly exposed and hazard-prone land. It also highlights that smaller economi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Floods, Investments, Land management, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Technology, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Green growth, resources and resilience. Environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • This report provides new insights into Asian and Pacific resource use trends and outlines key actions, including reforming economic incentives and promoting more inclusive and adaptive governance approaches, that governments can pursue to help bring economic growth strategies in closer alignment with the objective of sustainable development. It also provides examples of strategies for improving resilience to help deal with the increasing levels of risk faced by societies and economies. Water security issues are particularly covered in Chapter 1 'A changing la...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Environment, Green economy, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water security

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs. Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes. Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12
  • Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs. Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes. Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). February 2012
  • This report focuses on disparities in MDG achievement within and between countries, to address major bottlenecks holding back MDG progress in Asia and the Pacific region. This edition looks especially at the wide gaps in the goals related to health and nutrition, where the region is particularly under-performing. The safe drinking water and basic sanitation targets are also considered and reported. The document is a resource which policy makers, development practitioners and other stakeholders should find useful in addressing the remaining challenges in achie...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water supply

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