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Vulnerability, capacity and resilience: Perspectives for climate and development policy
In the decades since the terms 'vulnerability', 'capacity' and 'resilience' became popular in both the disaster and development literatures, through natural and social science discourses, the terms
Climate Change’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction’s Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience
A seminal policy year for development and sustainability occurs in 2015 due to three parallel processes that seek long-term agreements for climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, and
Ethnic groups’ response to the 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia
The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami unfairly hit the different ethnic groups of Aceh, Indonesia. About 170,000 Acehnese and Minangkabau people died in the Northern tip of Sumatra while only
From knowledge to action
The battlefield of knowledge and action for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is discussed, outlining the need for a more integrative process consisting of bottom-up and top-down actions, local and scientific knowledge, and a vast array of stakeholders.
Resilience of traditional societies in facing natural hazards
Purpose – This article sets out to address the response of traditional societies in facing natural hazards through the lens of the concept of resilience.Design/methodology/approach – This paper
Integrating knowledge and actions in disaster risk reduction: the contribution of participatory mapping
This article shows how participatory mapping can help in fostering integrative DRR through the involvement of a large range of stakeholders in Masantol, Philippines that is regularly affected by flooding and other natural hazards.