This analytical report highlights that the effect of climate change is already straining the disaster relief system and the threat of extreme climatic events in the future is likely to generate higher demands for disaster assistance that will prove more costly. Tackling the threat of climate change in risk-prone areas will need a system-wide shift in attention to strengthen disaster risk management, risk reduction and preparedness for an effective response.

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Organization: OCHA

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Health, Security and Defence, Risk Reduction/Management, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English