Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Disasters

Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen, ed. ; Masundire, Hillary, ed. ; Rizvi, Ali, ed. ; Rietbergen, Simon, ed.
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management ; International Water Management Institute ; CARE International

Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Disasters Photo: CEM

Vulnerability to natural disasters continues to increase, severely compromising the achievement of poverty alleviation goals in many developing countries. A more effective approach is needed to reduce the impacts of these disasters. This publication proposes an approach that integrates ecosystem management, development planning and risk reduction strategies to reduce disaster impacts and improve both livelihoods and biodiversity outcomes.

Gland : IUCN, 2006. x, 57p. : ill.
ISBN 2-8317-0928-8 ; 978-2-8317-0928-4

Work area: 
Disaster Risk Reduction
Social Policy
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