Climate Change, Vulnerable Communities and Adaptation

By on June 10, 2002
With the growing threat of climate change and climate-related disasters, it's imperative that communities be empowered to reduce their vulnerability. Ecosystems can be a buffer against natural hazards, and can sustain people daily and in times of crisis. Still, their protective value is often ignored. IUCN - The World Conservation Union, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Stockholm Environment Institute - Boston Centre are working together to strengthen the role of ecosystem management and restoration in reducing community vulnerability, and to spur adaptation to the growing threat of climate-related disasters. By bringing together climate change action, disaster reduction and environmental management, this initiative is identifying and promoting environmental strategies that reduce community vulnerability to our changing climate.

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IISD, 2002