Building Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Virginie Le Masson , Emma Lovell

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659

10.4324/9781315684260.ch24

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Abstract

Disasters impact countries and people in different ways, yet the diversity of affected populations is not systematically recognised in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including climate change adaptation (CCA). Many people are socially, culturally, economically and/or politically marginalised, often discriminated against on the basis of their gender, age, disability, ethnicity, culture, caste and other social identities. Those groups tend to be the most at risk from hazards, suffer disproportionately from disasters and are excluded from decision-making and planning that affects their lives. This recognition calls for DRR, including CCA, to be more inclusive.

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