Connecting Knowledge and Policy for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Loïc Le Dé

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.ch26

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Abstract

Large scale, as well as smaller and/or more creeping, disasters continue to affect humanity worldwide. Furthermore, in recent years additional global challenges have arisen with climate change expected to increasingly impact lives and livelihoods. As a result, policy-makers, researchers, and practitioners are urging society to find ways to reduce disasters’ impacts including through adapting to climate change. It is only recently that the need for combined efforts, so not assuming a separation of climate change and disasters, was emphasised. Yet, while disaster and climate change issues are intricately linked, the policies of these two fields have evolved separately. This is partly because they draw on two different research approaches or bodies of knowledge to inform their respective policies.

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