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.

Integrated climate-resilient transboundary flood risk management in the Drin River basin in the Western Balkans (Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro)

Regional - Eastern Europe

Integrating Flood and Drought Management and Early Warning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Volta Basin

Regional - Other

The geographic setting of the Volta Basin, covering an area of about 400,000 km2 and extending from semi-arid to sub-humid areas, is highly vulnerable to meteorological and hydrological events. Over the last 20 years, almost two million people have been affected by floods in the Volta basin. Key affected stakeholders are mainly people working in

Reducing climate vulnerability and flood risk in coastal urban and semi urban areas in cities in Latin America (Chile, Ecuador)

Regional - Other

Adaptation to climate change in coastal cities is a main challenge for both countries as coastal areas are more exposed and vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change and the impacts of weather-related disasters. The project objective is to reduce vulnerability to climate-related floods, mud flows

Flood Resilience in Ulaanbaatar Ger Areas – Climate Change Adaptation through community-driven small-scale protective and basic-services interventions

Mongolia - Asia-Pacific

Mongolia is set to be significantly impacted by the effects of climate change. Although milder climatic forecasts might bring some benefits to a country such as less harsh weather conditions, these are most likely to be outweighed by significant drawbacks for the country. As mean temperatures