Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Author(s):
ADPC
Year:
2011
Summary:

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), a regional NGO based in Bangkok, Thailand, provides a library of resources relating to disaster risk reduction. Through its climate risk management program, several other resources and case studies are available which relate disaster risk to climate change.

Guidance notes on tools for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction

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Background

The Provention Consortium has recently published a comprehensive compendium of short briefing papers on tools and methods for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction. These approaches have much in common with climate change adaptation, particularly in their approach to tackling current variability, risk frameworks, and approaches to overcoming barriers to cross-sectoral work. More information >

Opportunities and Risks of Climate Change and Disasters (ORCHID)

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Background

This process-based tool is designed to be a light touch screening process for donor programmes. The process utilises quantitative inputs climate science which are applied to the risk assessment of programmes usually at wide scales, and using directional trends rather than discrete figures. The tool utilises project documents and interviews with project staff as well as past trend in vulnerability and disaster risk.

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters

Summary:

The Hyogo Framework for Action, a policy document approved by 168 governments in 2005, provides the framework by which disaster reduction policy is approached globally. The document highlights the continuing need for disaster risk reduction to be integrated into governmental policies, and includes critiques of current practices in order to improve them.

ADAPT

Summary:
Background

This computer-based tool is multi-sectoral and currently being tested in South Asia, soon expanding to a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The tool undertakes a sensitivity analysis for specific projects and flags activities that are sensitive to climate change as well as gives advice on adaptation activities. The tool utilises project location and activity information which are screened through a project activity sensitivity matrix based on GCM data. The tool does not utilise specific vulnerability data or adaptation at the sectoral.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Infolink

Summary:

This Infolink is a product of the IATF/DR Workign Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. DR+CC is an informal network of bi- and multilateral institutions, which aims to facilitate the integration fo climte change adaptation in the development process through sharing, assessment, synthesis, and dissemination of existing knowledge and experience. The website provides relevant information related to disaster risk reduction and climate change.

Harmonization Portal: Exploring Synergies between Climate Change Adaptation

Summary:

ProVention Consortium has developed a new web portal which focuses on the integration efforts between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The thematic portal has a comprehensive overview of websites and resources relating to the topic, as well as a list of key actors, case studies and videos focusing on this theme.

ProVention Consortium

Summary:

ProVention, established by the World Bank in 2000, aims to reduce the risk and social, economic and environmental impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable populations in developing countries in order to alleviate poverty and contribute to sustainable development. The Consortium provides a forum for forging partnerships and promoting multi-stakeholder networking, promoting policy as an informal forum for dialogue and agenda-setting, improving practice through more effective problem-solving, and managing knowledge through combining knowledge advancement, gathering and sharing.

International research Institute for Climate and Society

Summary:

General information resources on climate risk management can be found through the international research institute for climate and society (IRI). This organization focuses on the use of climate information in a multidisciplinary scientific context to cope with climate’s impacts on development and resource-management problems. The website provides a number of relevant publications, data information and other resources relating to several topics including: environmental monitoring, agriculture, health, water and economics and livelihoods.

Prevention Web

Author(s):
n/a
Year:
n/a
Summary:

This website, supported by the UN/ISDR Secretariat, is a web-based tool for increasing knowledge on disaster risk reduction issues. The target audience is both the general public, including media and teachers, as well as disaster risk reduction specialists. The tool aims to share information, expertise and experience related to disaster risk reduction. It also provides many resources which relate climate change and disaster risk reduction.