Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): key publications

Healthy and well-managed ecosystems offer numerous services to societies, including regulation of natural hazards. These disaster risk reducing services include flood regulation, landslide prevention, control of wild fires, reduction of storm surge impacts and so forth. Conversely, ecosystem decline increases disaster risk both by reducing the ability of an ecosystem to act as a natural buffer, as well as by reducing people's resilience by reducing their bases for livelihoods such as food, medicine and construction materials.

ProAct promotes ecosystem-based disaster disk reduction, and can provide further assistance in its practical application.

Some of the main general publications (excluding scientific articles) on ecosystem-DRR linkages are listed and downloadable below for easy reference (Copyright and ownership remain with original publishers).

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ProAct Network

2008

  1. The Role of Environmental Management and Eco-engineering in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
  2. Environmental Management: Multiple Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Benefits for Vulnerable Communities

ADPC

2009

Regional Training Manual on Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Zone Managers 

DEWGA

2009

Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental Management and Development Practices and Practitioners in Asia Pacific Region: A Review of Opportunities for Integration. Working Paper.

FAO

2007

The Role of Coastal Forests in the Mitigation of Tsunami Impacts. RAP Publication 2007/01. 

ISDR

2009

Global Assessment Report for Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate. Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow 

ISDR and Kyoto University

2010

A Guide for Implementing the Hyogo Framework of Action by Local Stakeholders. Asian Regional Task Force on Urban Risk Reduction

  • HFA-4 - Reduce the underlying Risk Factors

ISME and ITTO

2009

Manual on Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Coastal Forests Damaged by Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region 

IUCN

2009

  1. Environment as Infrastructure: Resilience to Climate Change Impacts on Water through Investments in Nature.
  2. Environmental Guidance Note for Disaster Risk Reduction: Healthy Ecosystems for Human Security
  3. Incorporating environmental safeguards into disaster risk management.
    • Volume 3: Tools, techniques and relevant resources.

2008

  1. Incorporating environmental safeguards into disaster risk management.
    • Volume 1: Reference material.
  2. Incorporating environmental safeguards into disaster risk management.
    • Volume 2: The Disaster Management Cycle.

2006

Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Disasters: An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management. Ecosystem Management Series No. 4

IUCN, TNC, UNDP,WCS, World Bank and WWF

2010

Natural Solutions: Protected areas helping people cope with climate change

ProVention Consortium and CDB

2006

Tools for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction: Environmental Assessment. Guidance Note 7 

UNEP

2010

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology Development Project (RiVAMP): Linking Ecosystems to Risk and Vulnerability Reduction. The Case of Jamaica. Results of the Pilot Assessment 

2009

The Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. Issues Paper prepared for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, June 2009

UNEP and ISDR

2007

Environment and Disasters: Emerging Perspectives

UNEP and WCMC

2006

In the front line: shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs 

World Bank

2010

Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change 

2002

The Last Straw: Integrating Natural Disaster Mitigation with Environmental Management (with examples from Dominica, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia). Disaster Risk Management Working Paper Series No. 5. 

WWF

2008

Natural Security: Protected areas and hazard mitigation. A research report by WWF and Equilibrium