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000030247 041__ $$aEnglish
000030247 100__ $$aKelman, I.
000030247 245__ $$aClimate Change’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction’s Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience
000030247 260__ $$c2015
000030247 300__ $$a1-7
000030247 520__ $$aA seminal policy year for development and sustainability occurs in 2015 due to three parallel processes that seek long-term agreements for climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, and disaster risk reduction. Little reason exists to separate them, since all three examine and aim to deal with many similar processes, including vulnerability and resilience. This article uses vulnerability and resilience to explore the intersections and overlaps amongst climate change, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability. Critiquing concepts such as “return to normal” and “double exposure” demonstrate how separating climate change from wider contexts is counterproductive. Climate change is one contributor to disaster risk and one creeping environmental change amongst many, and not necessarily the most prominent or fundamental contributor. Yet climate change has become politically important, yielding an opportunity to highlight and tackle the deep-rooted vulnerability processes that cause “multiple exposure” to multiple threats. To enhance resilience processes that deal with the challenges, a prudent place for climate change would be as a subset within disaster risk reduction. Climate change adaptation therefore becomes one of many processes within disaster risk reduction. In turn, disaster risk reduction should sit within development and sustainability to avoid isolation from topics wider than disaster risk. Integration of the topics in this way moves beyond expressions of vulnerability and resilience towards a vision of disaster risk reduction’s future that ends tribalism and separation in order to work together to achieve common goals for humanity.
000030247 653__ $$aAdaptation
000030247 653__ $$aClimate Change
000030247 653__ $$aDisaster Risk Reduction
000030247 653__ $$aMitigation
000030247 653__ $$aResilience
000030247 653__ $$aVulnerability
000030247 700__ $$aGaillard, J. C.
000030247 700__ $$aMercer, J.
000030247 773__ $$pInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Science
000030247 773__ $$a10.1007/s13753-015-0038-5
000030247 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13753-015-0038-5$$yExternal link (Open Access)
000030247 980__ $$aARTICLE