IGES: Building resilience and reducing risk from natural disaster

IGES-Resilience_front_pageAs a contribution to the Rio+20 process this Issue Brief highlights resilience and sustainable development by drawing on the knowledge on natural hazards and disasters gained from governments, researchers and other stakeholders.

Given our understanding of climate change and the effects it has on the environment and society, alongside ongoing environmental degradation and the realisation that disaster-related damage is rising as a by-product of development, it is important for the significance of resilience to be fully realized at all levels, both for sustainable development and within the context of the Rio+20 process.

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