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In Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities
Urbanization plays a significant role in how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be achieved by countries and regions since they can deliver the benefits of SDGs to a relatively large number of people in a short period of time by concentrating efforts in relatively focused areas than the widely dispersed rural areas. With 55% of people...
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In POLICY DOCUMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Equity and Fairness constitute important aspirations that most governmental and non-governmental stakeholders strive to achieve in their interventions. Equity and fairness have high significance especially in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation as it is evident that disasters affect communities differently depending on their...
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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives
Policies are the channels through which governments influence society and make course corrections for intended consequences. Institutions have the power to influence policy processes and outcomes and can determine the way governments engage with society. Policy formulation and implementation thus far have largely been based on populist assumptions...
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In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives
Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks, this chapter presents the findings of the survey conducted by authors with the development practitioners and experts from Asia. The purpose of the...
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In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability
Food production and productivity improvements have contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty and reduced hunger and malnutrition, but are associated with patterns of land intensification that have degraded agricultural land and caused great environmental harm. Underlying drivers affecting land conversion to and from agriculture...
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In The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People
This is a precarious moment for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Environmentally, socially, and economically, there is no single likely future for the HKH. Between now and 2080, the HKH may run downhill, or the region may continue doing business as usual and muddling through, or it may advance toward prosperity. Evidence-based actions to reduce...
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In Handbook of disaster risk reduction and management
Author:
Cody
Knutson
Jay
Cummins
Bam H.M.
Razafindrabe
This chapter reviews specific institutional mechanisms and drought response and management approaches followed in some of the developed and developing countries including India, Kenya, Australia and United States of America with the purpose of understanding the way the drought is declared and drought responses are made. It is evident from this...
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In Financial Inclusion for Poverty Alleviation Issues and Case Studies for Sustainable Development
Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...
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In 気候変動適応策のデザイン
最近、災害激化など地球温暖化の影響が顕在化しています。その対策として、CO2の排出削減と共に、悪影響に対する適応策が必要になっています。適応策には気候予測や影響評価などの複雑な科学技術情報が用いられるため、地方自治体などに対して適切な科学技術の提供が急がれていました。これに対して、平成22年度から26年度まで、文部科学省 「気候変動適応研究推進プログラム (RECCA) 」 と環境省戦略研究 S-8 「温暖化影響評価・適応政策に関する総合的研究」 が実施されました。そこで得られた知見を実際の適応策立案の現場で役立てるため、両プロジェクト共同で 「気候変動適応策のデザイン」 を刊行することとなりました。この本の監修は、RECCAのプロジェクト・ディレクターと S-8...
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In Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region
There is a growing consensus among the development community that the insurance can provide an effective risk management tool for climatic and non-climatic disasters. Several insurance initiatives have been implemented at grassroots level for reducing the vulnerability of communities to disasters in most of the countries in Asia and the Pacific...