12 Oct '17, 12pm

Friday is International Day for Disaster Reduction. See nature-based solutions for reducing disaster risk

Friday is International Day for Disaster Reduction. See nature-based solutions for reducing disaster risk

Ecosystems for resilience in the face of disasters and climate change The increasing incidence and severity of disasters such as hurricanes, floods and landslides are leaving more people vulnerable each year, particularly the poor and marginalized. Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of these climate-related hazards, leading to a higher number of deaths and injuries as well as increased property and economic losses . Human vulnerability to natural hazards is further exacerbated by ongoing environmental degradation, high population densities in exposed areas, increased frequency of extreme weather events and lacking or ineffective government policies. Environmental degradation reduces the capacity of these ecosystems to provide important services to communities like food, firewood, medicines and protection from natural hazards. It also greatly reduces a...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/theme/ecosystem-management/our-work/...

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