NGOS Doing Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Authored by: Terry Gibson

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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Civil society organisations working at the local level can offer valuable insights into the relationship between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). They bring an understanding of how these thematic areas are perceived by risk-affected people in diverse contexts. However, as well as their potential, civil society organisations face many constraints. This chapter considers the recent development and roles of civil society organisations, recognising both the contributions they can make and the constraints they face. It focuses on the case of an international network of civil society organisations to draw out insights on the interface between DRR and CCA from the local perspective, ultimately arguing for CCA as part of DRR.

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