Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

  • Walter Leal Filho

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Category 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roisin A. Bradford, John J. O’Sullivan
      Pages 3-14
    3. Maddalen Mendizabal, Roberto Moncho, Peter Torp
      Pages 89-106
    4. Ching Tiong Tan, Joy Jacqueline Pereira
      Pages 193-204
    5. Labintan Adeniyi Constant, Mignouna Babatima Djana, Ituma Chibueze Calistus
      Pages 217-235
    6. Seema Unnikrishnan, Anju Singh, Manoj Kharat
      Pages 257-272
    7. Abel Niyibizi, Aquila Mpeirwe, Susan Ajambo
      Pages 273-292
  3. Category 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293

About this book

Introduction

​There has been some degree of reluctance in the past to consider disaster risk management within the mainstream of adaptation to climate variability and climate change. However, there is now wide recognition of the need to incorporate disaster risk management concerns in dealing with such phenomena. There is also a growing awareness of the neccessity for a multi-sectoral approach in managing the effects of climate variability and climate change, since this can lead to a significant reduction of risk. This book presents the latest findings from scientific research on climate variation, climate change and their links with disaster risk management. It showcases projects and other initiatives in this field that are being undertaken in both industrialised and developing countries, by universities and scientific institutions, government bodies, national and international agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders. Finally, it discusses current and future challenges, identifying opportunities and highlighting the still unrealised potential for promoting better understanding of the connections between climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management worldwide. 

Keywords

Ecosystem Extreme weather Governance Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.Wissenschaften Hamburg, Forschungs- und Transferzentrum,Hochschule für AngewandteHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31110-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31109-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31110-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-2010
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-2002
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