Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Uy, N. et al. | Springer | 2016 | Book (chapter) |


Ecosystems, climate change, and disaster risk reduction are among the cross-cutting issues highlighted in the Rio+20 Conference. In view of the post-2015 development agenda, the chapter discusses the important role of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in sustaining ecosystems and building disaster-resilient communities. It describes ecosystem management strategies that link ecosystem protection and disaster risk reduction, elucidates the challenges in advancing the use of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and linking it to policy, and identifies opportunities for scaling up.