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Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation

The chapter considers the current disasters as consequences of imperfect information. The chapter analyzes the current models of information generation and dissemination and propose an alternative that considers people at risk as both source and sink of information that helps in designing better solutions. The chapter heavily derives experiences...

Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation

This chapter was aimed at development professionals and disaster risk reduction professionals who wish to integrate climate change considerations in their local level planning and practices. The chapter explores the linkages between development and disaster risks and discusses how climate change has brought additional risks to developing countries...


Climate Change and Developing Countries

Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders Program (NUGELP) Lecture Series on Climate Change Policies


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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Hazards

This paper presents a case study of drought risk assessment and management in Svay Rieng province of Cambodia. Drought is a creeping disaster and has debilitating impacts on rural livelihoods and socio-economic conditions. Interviews with local communities, government administration, and non-governmental agencies indicated the lack of livelihood...

Paper presented at IGES-TERI Asia Pacific Policy Dialog on Post 2012, 22-23 October, New Delhi, India

Mainstreaming adaptation into development can offer several advantages such as reducing costs, building consensus, and generating ownership leading to better adaptation outcomes. Current level of mainstreaming adaptation into development is at a very nascent stage and doesn't exploit the full potential of mainstreaming. Considering mainstreaming as...

Commissioned Report
Final report to the World Bank Contract No 7145543

Adaptation metrics may be defined as quantitative, semi-quantitative or qualitative measures for monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation actions. Research on adaptation metrics has been very limited, despite an urgent need from diverse stakeholders ranging from governments to donor agencies to implementing organizations. Adaptation metrics are...

Policy Report
Case Audy of Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award for Good Practices

The shifting course of rivers has been known to be the root cause for many socio-economic issues in most parts of Bangladesh. The Disappearing Lands project, conceived and implemented by the Practical Action Bangladesh and its local collaborating non-governmental organizations, is a good example of how small ideas can change rural lives and...

Issue Brief
IGES Briefing Notes on the Post-2012 Climate Regime

This Briefing Notes suggests that adaptation costs are going to be huge in Asia as elsewhere. Hence, a mix of pubic and private funding is to be promoted in the future climate regime. The negotiations should aim at achieving additional and sustainable finances for adaptation with developing countries having larger stakes in its management and...