Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Governance and Resilience Building: Linkages, Knowledge, Inclusiveness, and Regulation

Behnassi, Mohamed, Gupta, Himangana, Ramachandran, Nira, Winniefridah, Matsa, Ramachandran, Gopichandran, Lakeman, Silvana and Ashfaq, Mohammad, "Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Governance and Resilience Building: Linkages, Knowledge, Inclusiveness, and Regulation" in Social-Ecological Systems (SES) ed. Behnassi, Mohamed, Gupta, Himangana, El Haiba, Mahjoub and Ramachandran, Gopichandran (Switzerland: Springer, Cham, 2021), 1-37.

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  • Author Behnassi, Mohamed
    Gupta, Himangana
    Ramachandran, Nira
    Winniefridah, Matsa
    Ramachandran, Gopichandran
    Lakeman, Silvana
    Ashfaq, Mohammad
    Book Editor Behnassi, Mohamed
    Gupta, Himangana
    El Haiba, Mahjoub
    Ramachandran, Gopichandran
    Chapter Title Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Governance and Resilience Building: Linkages, Knowledge, Inclusiveness, and Regulation
    Book Title Social-Ecological Systems (SES)
    Publication Date 2021-07-13
    Place of Publication Switzerland
    Publisher Springer, Cham
    Start page 1
    End page 37
    Language eng
    Abstract Almost all countries are experiencing disasters whose frequency and intensity have increased over the last decades due to many natural and anthropogenic factors, including climate change. These disasters are increasingly deadly, costly, uncertain, complex, and occurring over a range of temporal and spatial scales. They are the outcomes of inevitable hazards that affect highly vulnerable areas and populations with low coping capacities and resilience. The capacity to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to disaster risk is currently making a significant difference as to whether or not a natural hazard turns into a disaster. Presently, there is no region immune to the impacts of hazards and a country’s vulnerability to disaster risk is the outcome of several factors, mainly the failure of its related governance system. Therefore, countries imperatively need to invest in disaster-resilience building, especially through the development of appropriate governance arrangements according to international frameworks while considering local context dynamics. Disaster resilience is understood here as the ability to adapt to and recover from hazards, shocks or stresses without compromising long-term prospects for development. This process, in order to be effective, requires the consideration of many issues, which will be investigated throughout this chapter, such as: the governance implications of the linkages between disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development goals; the impacts of knowledge gap, uncertainty and science-decision divide; the dynamics through which stakeholder perceptions, awareness and involvement are shaped; the different relevant approaches to be mainstreamed; and the role of laws, policies, and regulations as critical tools in reducing and preventing disaster risk, thus fostering human security.
    Copyright Holder The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030762469
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76247-6_1
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