Climate change is happening; it is within primary focus and attention. Over years, the importance of climate change adaptation (CCA) is increasing, and for many countries it is becoming one of the prime targets. Climate change impacts are visible in the form of disasters, which have added to its importance. In contrast, disaster risk reduction (DRR) field is more submissive and has received less attention so far. However, due to recent major disasters in different parts of the world, media and public attention is high. The news becomes more intense when we observe unpredictable rainfall, heat waves, drought, typhoons, or other climate-related disasters. Intensity and frequency of natural disasters are on an increasing trend.
Shaw, R., Pulhin, J. and Jacqueline Pereira, J. (2010), "Preface", Shaw, R., Pulhin, J. and Jacqueline Pereira, J. (Ed.) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Issues and Challenges (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. xix-xx. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2010)0000004006Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2010, Emerald Group Publishing Limited