Environment and Disaster Management
    Environmental Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Reduction
Hari Srinivas
Concept Note Series E-139. April 2022

It is only recently that more attention is being paid worldwide to the impacts of a disaster in environmental terms, and understand the cyclical interlinkages between environmental degradation and disaster risk.

Two important environmental trends - land use/land cover change and climate change (resulting directly and indirectly from our lifestyles and consumption patterns) - lead to environmental vulnerability that increases the negative impacts of disasters. In fact, a disaster is a reminder that something is not right with our environment.

This document explores the interlinkages of these and other environmental trends that is increasing the risks of disasters for vulnerable communities. It makes recommendations on how to create a common ground to take advantage of the positive synergies between environmental management and disaster management.

 Do you have any suggestions or additions to make on the above information? Please send an email to Hari Srinivas at hsrinivas@gdrc.org

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