Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has therefore become a critical part of sustainable development strategies. The acronym DRR embraces a complex mixture of policies and actions, from education of civil society, through disaster preparedness strategies to engineering solutions ranging from construction of sea walls to building regulations that aim to protect cities against earthquakes. The following […]
Cruz Roja Nicaragüense actualizó su guía popular sobre el cambio climático en el año 2013, y desarrolló un rotafolio. Estas herramientas sirven de apoyo para impartir talleres y charlas sobre el cambio climático con voluntarios, estudiantes y comunitarios.
Criterios para la implementación de programas de RRD y adaptación al cambio climático que incorporan la gestión de los ecosistemas
Case study 4 – Harmonizing indigenous and local knowledge: “The path towards community and institutional resilience”
“We, the indigenous peoples, do not reject adapting to climate change because we have always, as a people–consulted Nature. We read its signs and foresee; we understand; we harmonize with it which is how we have always lived and survived through the ages, because we are blessed by our actions.” Pablo Ramón Vanegas, member of
Making infrastructure resilient to natural disasters is a daunting challenge, not least because of the vast area of coverage that includes transport, electricity, water supply and sanitation, and buildings and other structures. Resilience refers to a system’s ability to anticipate, absorb, and recover from a hazardous event in a timely and efficient manner (IPCC 2012).
The Partners for Resilience (PfR) is an alliance led by the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Netherlands, Cordaid, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International. In the Philippines the PfR alliance is working in the northern regions of the Cordilleras and Mountain Province, urban Metro Manila, and rural northern Mindanao. PfR strategies include strengthening
Reference document prepared for East Asia and Pacific which aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and climate change impacts by promoting a risk-based approach in public investment decision-making process. Building Urban Resilience http://iaibr3.iai.int/twiki/pub/ForoEditorial2012/WebHome/EAP_handbook_principles_tools_practice_web.pdf