Regional Organisations Doing Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Ian O’Donnell

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.ch30

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Abstract

Although there is not a long-standing set of literature on the role of regional organisations in supporting disaster risk reduction (DRR), including addressing climate risks through climate change adaptation (CCA), a number of comparative studies have been published in the last several years, looking at the roles that inter-governmental regional organisations have played in supporting DRR/CCA capacities at national level (Ferris and Petz 2013; Hollis 2015). In addition, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has published a series of reports outlining regional achievements toward the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) that also highlight action and contributions of inter-governmental regional organisations on DRR (UNISDR online collection of regional progress reports).

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