Session

P09 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction integration: a multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar perspective

The Fifth Assessment Report by IPCC and the post-Hyogo 2015 framework by UNISDR have recognized the increasing role of climate change in exacerbating and generating disaster risks. Accordingly, the debate about the integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is also growing among researchers and policy-makers. In particular, scholars have investigated related barriers, challenges and opportunities as well as its crucial role in reducing vulnerability and enhancing sustainability, resilience and development.
Therefore, this session aims to investigate, with a multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar perspective, theoretical frameworks and case studies related to; barriers, challenges and opportunities of this integration, as well as its connections with key-words such as vulnerability, sustainability, resilience and development.

Based on these premises, suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • National Adaptation Strategies/Plans and DRR
  • Regional/rural/urban strategies/planning
  • Climate change and disaster diplomacy
  • Policy and politics
  • Governance and stakeholders
  • Role of economic sectors
  • Local communities, participation and conflicts
  • Island studies perspectives
  • New climate-related risks and disasters.

References:
Birkmann J, von Teichman K., 2010, Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: key challenges—scales, knowledge, and norms, Sustainability Science, 5:171-184

Birkmann J., Pardoe J., 2014, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Fundamentals, Synergies and Mismatches pp. 41-50, in Glavovic B. P, Smith G. P, (eds. ), Adapting to Climate Change. Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning, Dordrecht: Springer

Schipper L., Pelling M., 2006, Disaster risk, climate change and international development: scope for, and challenges to, integration, Disasters, 30(1): 19-38

SLOT1
Chairs:
Location:
Room I
Schedule:
Monday, 31 August 2015
13:00–14:45
SLOT2
Chairs:
Location:
Room I
Schedule:
Monday, 31 August 2015
15:15–17:00
Sara Bonati
Università degli Studi di Brescia
Italy
sara.bonati [at] gmail.com
Giuseppe Forino
University of Newcastle
Australia
g.forino [at] gmail.com
Blanka Kruzslicz
Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary
kruzslicz.blanka [at] gmail.com
János Egyedi

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