National and Sub-National Level Doing Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Livhuwani David Nemakonde , Dewald van Niekerk , Gideon Wentink

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


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Governance of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) have until now evolved largely in isolation from each other – through different conceptual and institutional frameworks, response strategies, and plans, at both international and national levels. Research suggests that this situation permeates into sub-national level as well (Nemakonde 2016). Whilst the integration of DRR and CCA initiatives for policy, structures and budgetary processes is in its initial stages in many countries, it has only been during the last ten years that the agenda for bringing the two fields closer together has gained some momentum. However, progress has mostly been conceptually and on paper – rather than in practice. The majority of DRR and CCA initiatives at national level continue to function in parallel and isolation.

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