Earth’s climate, its diverse ecosystems and the world as we know it has been undergoing drastic and rapid changes over the last fifty years.
Changing climate jeopardises both natural and human systems, affecting millions of lives and livelihoods, shrinking safe and liveable spaces, creating climate refugees and leading to mass extinction of species on our planet.
Climate change and disaster risk reduction are closely linked. More extreme weather events in future are likely to increase the number and scale of disasters, increasing the vulnerability of communities, industries and businesses and impacting the livelihoods and economy. There is an urgent need to assess these vulnerabilities to come up with viable coping strategies.
Disaster management Act 2005, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Paris Agreement provide a unique opportunity to address these challenges with a global perspective.