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Reducing Disaster Risks Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

Reducing Disaster Risks: Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Davis, Steve Bender, Fred Krimgold, Franklin McDonald
March 15, 2011

Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that ...

Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

1st Edition

Edited By Loraine McFadden
July 04, 2016

Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal...

Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard

Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard

1st Edition

Edited By Boris Porfiriev
June 14, 2016

The current policy for climate change prioritises mitigation over adaptation. The collected papers of Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard argue that although efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are still vital, the new policy paradigm should shift the priority to adaptation, ...

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