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Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

Professor

Christine Wamsler

Reducing Risk in a Changing Climate: Changing Paradigms Toward Pro-poor Adaptation

Author

  • Christine Wamsler

Summary, in English

This paper analyses how disaster risk management paradigms have gradually developed since the 1960s, shaped by practical experience of—and the debate about—the rising number of disasters, growing urbanization, and changing climatic conditions. In this context, climate change is shown as driving an urban pro-poor adaptation agenda, which could allow current shortcomings in urban risk reduction to be overcome. However, as past lessons in disaster risk management are rarely considered, any potential for improvement remains untapped. Possible ways of rectifying this situation are discussed, and a comprehensive framework for the reduction of both disaster and climate risks is presented.

Department/s

  • Division of Fire Safety Engineering
  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2010

Language

English

Pages

6-25

Publication/Series

Open House International

Volume

35

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Open House international Association

Topic

  • Building Technologies
  • Other Civil Engineering
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • urban development
  • disaster risk reduction
  • Climate change
  • adaptation
  • poverty reduction

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0168-2601