Integrating disaster risk reduction towards sustainable development

McBean, G. A. (2012) Integrating disaster risk reduction towards sustainable development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4. pp. 122-127.

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Our planet is under stress from the impacts of hazards, like earthquakes, floods and storms. These have major impacts on vulnerable, generally less-developed societies and make achieving sustainable development exceedingly difficult. A relatively new international research program, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk is now underway towards meeting its legacy of an enhanced capacity around the world to address hazards and make informed decisions on actions to reduce their impacts leading to societies shifting their focus from response-recovery towards prevention-mitigation, building resilience and reducing risks, learning from experience and avoiding past mistakes.

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Additional Information: The author acknowledges the valuable discussions and inputs from all members of the Scoping, Planning and Science Committees and the IRDR International Program Office. The support of the IRDR co-sponsors, ICSU, ISSC and UN ISDR, is acknowledged for providing the support to make this program a reality.
Author Affiliation: Department of Geography, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5C2, Canada
Subjects: Atmosperic Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 10:56

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