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This CDKN guide aims to support national planners and policy-makers and to strengthen their disaster risk management efforts. The number of disasters is increasing. When combined with upward trends in losses from economic disasters, it is clear that paying for disaster relief and recovery at such large scales is unsustainable, in both human and financial terms. Economic exposure to disasters is increasing faster than per capita gross domestic product (GDP), and the impacts of climate change on the severity and frequency of hazards will accentuate existing trends in disaster losses in the future. While support for effective disaster relief and recovery must remain, there should be a greater emphasis on proactive efforts to reduce risk, based on comprehensive risk assessments and the integration of risk-reduction measures into national economic and development planning.

FieldValue
Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Scope / Extension
National
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All
Languages
English
License
notspecified
Current Version
May 2012
System Requirements
PDF
File Size (for download)
2 MB
Contact Email
enquiries@cdkn.org
Identifier
cbafec71-0e74-4bb6-a497-7666b0f2e523
e-Learning available
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable