Building Safer Cities
The Future of Disaster Risk
|Subject||Climat -- Changements -- Évaluation du risque -- Pays en voie de développement.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment -- Developing countries.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00864266
Emergency management -- Developing countries -- Planning.
Emergency management -- Developing countries.
Emergency management -- Planning. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00908521
Emergency management. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00908500
Floods -- Developing countries.
Floods. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00927573
Gestion des situations d'urgence -- Pays en voie de développement -- Planification.
Inondations -- Pays en voie de développement.
Klimaänderung. -- swd
Management. -- swd
Secours aux victimes de catastrophes -- Pays en voie de développement -- Planification.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief. -- bisacsh
Stadtplanung. -- swd
Disaster impacts are increasing in severity. Annual direct losses for weather-related events have increased from $3.9 million in the 1950s to $63 million in the 1990s. Moreover, a number of ongoing trends have the potential to cause even more severe and broader disaster impacts than ever before. These include increased environmental degradation, the impacts of climate change, population growth in cities, and globalization.In developing countries, disasters can cause major setbacks to economic and social development, inflict massive casualties, and cause the diversion of funds from development to emergency relief and recovery. By applying innovative approaches to disaster risk reduction and by empowering people through effective disaster reduction strategies, communities and government will be more resilient when disaster strikes and better able to protect their lives, homes, livelihoods and assets.