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Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Tom Mitchell

Prepared by experts associated with the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme for the Seventh Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 6-10 January 2014, this brief looks at disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. It summarises them in terms of increasing disaster impacts, underlying risk factors, the disaster risk process and risk management, linkages with climate change, and targets and indicators.
Mark Pelling, Reid Basher, Joern Birkmann, Susan Cutter, Bina Desai, SHM Fakhruddin, Ferruccio Ferrugini, Tom Mitchell, Tony Oliver-Smith, John Rees, Kuniyoshi Takeuchi