Developments and opportunities for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Renaud, F. G. , Nehren, U., Sudmeier-Rieux, K. and Estrella, M. (2016) Developments and opportunities for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. In: Renaud, F. G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Estrella, M. and Nehren, U. (eds.) Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice. Series: Advances in natural and technological hazards research (42). Springer: Cham, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9783319436319 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43633-3_1)

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Abstract

In the past few years, many advances in terms of research, implementation and policies have taken place around the world with respect to understanding, capturing and facilitating the uptake of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). We highlight some of these advances here, particularly for coastal (various hazards), riverine (floods), and mountain (landslides) environments. We also highlight that many international agreements reached in 2015 can facilitate the uptake of these approaches whereas ecosystem-based solutions can facilitate the achievement of many goals and targets related to DRR, CCA, and/or sustainable development enclosed in these agreements. Finally, the chapter provides an overview of the rest of the book.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Fabrice
Authors: Renaud, F. G., Nehren, U., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., and Estrella, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1878-9897
ISBN:9783319436319

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