Download: Climate and Society No. 3:A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management
Climate-related and weather disasters can have a devastating impact on human development. Globally, climate events including floods, droughts, cyclones, heat waves, and mudslides contribute to tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in economic losses each year. In developing countries, losses associated with these disasters are a major source of risk that have, in many cases, destroy development gains and accumulated wealth.
Climate and Society No. 3:A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management explores issues at the nexus of climate-related disasters and development. It takes stock of the needs and capabilities of the humanitarian community and assesses the types of climate-related information products that may help inform the decision-making process. The document identifies the data and research requirements necessary to improve the use of climate information for disaster preparedness and response.