The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

Leave No One Behind - Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development

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This report examines the state of resilience of the region vis-à-vis the goals and targets relating to disaster risk reduction. It highlights some of the tools and approaches for resilience-building focusing on those that could possibly offer transformative shifts to achieve those goals and targets. Finally, it offers a reflection on the way forward for the region, including specific regional action that could be prioritized to support efforts by countries to achieve resilience to disasters and the whole 2030 Agenda.



Action for resilience in agriculture

In many countries in Asia and the Pacific the poorest people are to be found in rural areas working in agriculture, where they are exposed to the elements and to the power of natural forces. The major risks are droughts and floods that destroy crops and livelihoods and undermine rural economies. Added to this is the impact of climate change which is likely to reshape agriculture and the prospects for food security.


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