Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia
Promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into resilient development in South Asia
In Rajasthan, a project helped start a radio program on climate change and disasters related issues.

Six projects supported by START and CDKN (the Climate and Development Knowledge Network) explored research needs and opportunities for  integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in South Asia.

From 2012 to 2014 research teams in Pakistan, India and Nepal investigated institutional arrangements and governance structures, local policies and practices, as well as the changing nature of development factors, all of which shape vulnerability to disasters.

The projects identified further knowledge needs and proposed recommendations for steps toward the convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. They also generated significant localized improvements, primarily through facilitating communications across administrative scales and with local communities.

More information can be found on the projects’ microsites:

The Catalysts of Change (implemented by SEEDS)

Development Planning in Gorakhpur Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation (implemented by GEAG)

Getting Climate Smart for Disasters (implemented by ICSD, IC India)

Koshi at the Face of a Changing Climate (implemented by NDRI)

Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in the Indus Ecoregion (implemented by WWF-Pakistan)

Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation & Sustainable Landscape Development Goals in the Eastern Himalayas (implemented by ATREE)

Climate change is expected to have rapid and severe consequences for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in the Eastern Himalayan…
March 10, 2014
In the Indus ecoregion, climate change has had enormous impacts on the freshwater ecosystem. Increased frequency of floods, storms…
March 10, 2014