Disaster Risk Reduction
In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises. As the government strives to juggle humanitarian needs with longer-term development issues, it must confront its extreme vulnerability to disasters and climate change.
In 2015, alone, climate-related disasters displaced 14.7 million people, a new report from CARE Danmark shows. Unless governments take strong preventive action and invest in adaptation, climate change-related phenomena could push the total number of permanently displaced as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050.
Africa and the Rising Oceans: What Consequences?
Rising sea levels are one of the more marked expected consequences of climate change for they threaten many territories and human installations, or even in some cases small island States or entire countries with disappearance.
L’Afrique face à la montée des océans : quelles conséquences ?
The issue of environmental migration is relatively new on the international community’s agenda and gaining increased attention worldwide in the context of global climate change. In several parts of the world, recent research initiatives are currently deepening our understanding of the complex interactions between the environment, climate change and migration dynamics, which in turn allows to develop and implement effective policies aiming to mitigate the negative consequences of forced environmentally induced migration.
Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Shaping Debates and Policies
Author:Herausgeber: Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Fernández, M., Penna, I.,Jaboyedoff, M., Gaillard, J. (Eds.)