From Connections Towards Knowledge Co-Production for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Jake Rom D. Cadag

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.ch18

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Abstract

Chapters in this part agree that implementing effective disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation (DRR including CCA) requires knowledge and understanding of the various but interconnected social and environmental processes as well as the issues and problems that arise from such connections. In order to understand why marginalised sectors (e.g., poor people and ethnic minorities) choose to live in hazardous areas without proper DRR measures despite awareness of the risks they face, one should be able to link, for instance, people’s lack of livelihood opportunities and some cultural attachment to places and the dynamics of natural hazards (e.g., frequency, magnitude, and scope) that affect them. The impact of the latter is largely influenced by the state of the environment and ecosystems, which to some extent is shaped by the actions and policies implemented within a framework for sustainable development.

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