Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate change is projected to increase the occurrences and intensities of natural hazards. Disaster Risk Reduction (or DRR) is a means of adapting to this reality that relies on preventive measures as the most effective means of ensuring these hazards do not evolve into full-fledged disasters. It requires input from every part of society, and includes a wide range of adaptation activities, such risk and vulnerability assessments, and strengthening climate information and early warning systems.

Chile, Colombia and Peru – Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Andean Communities through Climate Services (ENANDES)

Regional - Other

The ENANDES countries share distinctive climatic, environmental and cultural characteristics that have led the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to recognize these countries as particularly vulnerable to climate change. ENANDES countries share the influence on their climate of the Andes, the most important mountain range in the Southern Hemisphere. The impressive length,

Adaptation Initiative for Climate Vulnerable Offshore Small Islands and Riverine Charland in Bangladesh

Bangladesh - Asia-Pacific

Bangladesh has a low-lying topography extremely exposed to sea level rise, cyclones, tidal surges, salinity intrusion, erratic rainfall, drought and floods, causing it to be one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. The vulnerable communities who live on chars — small alluvial islands in rivers and the Bay of Bengal are particularly

Climate Change adaptation in vulnerable coastal cities and ecosystems of the Uruguay River (Argentina, Uruguay)

Regional - Other

The low basin of the Uruguay River plays an important role in providing territorial structure to cities along the river, including some port cities, located along its margins and provides a direct physical link between Argentina and Uruguay. Riparian protected areas of significant importance are located along this river corridor, which is shared by Argentina