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.

Building climate and disaster resilience capacities of vulnerable small towns in Lao PDR

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Asia-Pacific

Building urban climate resilience in south-eastern Africa (Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Union of Comoros)

Regional - Other

Encroachment of settlements near the Likangala River Africa is undergoing rapid urbanization that will result in almost 1.33 billion people living in cities by 2050, compared to 470 million at present. A large part of the housing demand is being met by growing informal settlements characterized by

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 - Other

The Drin River Basin (DRB) is a transboundary river basin, which is home to 1.6 Million people and extends across, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. Climate change and climate variability have been increasing the frequency, intensity and impact of flooding in the basin. Historical flood data from the Western Balkans suggests

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

Integration of climate change adaptation measures in the concerted management of the WAP transboundary complex: ADAPT-WAP (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

Regional - Other

The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Complex is one of Africa’s most important compositions of terrestrial transboundary ecosystems. It is considered as the largest and most important continuum of unharmed ecosystems in the West African savannah belt. Shared by Benin, Burkina and Niger, this network of protected areas consists of a number of areas with different status and

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

Regional - Other

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