This guidance document highlights the impact of current droughts as well as presenting projections for the future. It suggests that overcoming the prevailing paradigm of ‘reactive’ and ‘crisis-based’ approaches to drought and moving towards ‘proactive’ and ‘risk-based’ approaches will be indispensable to reducing the risks and mitigating the impacts of droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. 

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Organization: UNCCD

Topics: Water, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, COP23 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2016

Language: English, French