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Chapter 1 Introduction

Further reading

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Practical guidance

K. Pasteur, From Vulnerability to Resilience: A Framework for Analysis and Action To Build Community Resilience (Rugby: Practical Action Publishing, 2011),
M. Turnbull, C. Sterrett and A. Hilleboe, Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Rugby: Practical Action Publishing/Catholic Relief Services, 2013)

Textbooks and information sources

IPCC, Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation: Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012),
K. Smith, Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disasters (London: Routledge, 6th edition, 2013).
K. Sudmeier-Rieux et al. (eds), Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Disasters: An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management (Gland and Cambridge: International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 2006),
UNDP, Human Development Report 2014. Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience (New York: United Nations Development Programme, 2014),

Vulnerability and disasters

D. Hillier and G. E. Gastillo, No Accident: Resilience and the Inequality of Risk, Briefing Paper 172 (Oxford: Oxfam International, 2013),
UNISDR, 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate (Geneva: UNISDR, 2009)
B. Wisner et al., At Risk: Natural Hazards, People’s Vulnerability and Disasters (London: Routledge, 2nd edition, 2004).

Linking DRR and CCA

K. Harris and A. Bahadur, Harnessing Synergies: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes and Policies (Johannesburg and Brighton: ActionAid and Institute of Development Studies, 2011),
M. Ibrahim and N. Ward, Promoting Local Adaptive Capacity: Experiences from Africa and Asia (Milton Keynes: World Vision UK, 2012),
IFRC, A Guide to Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2013),
A. McDevitt, Climate Change Adaptation: Topic Guide (Birmingham: GSDRC, University of Birmingham, 2012),
T. Mitchell et al., Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, Strengthening Climate Resilience Programme, 2010),
N. Ranger, Topic Guide. Adaptation: Decision Making under Uncertainty, Evidence on Demand, 2013,
P. Venton and S. LaTrobe, Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (Teddington: Tearfund 2008),


E. Combaz, Disaster Resilience: Topic Guide (Birmingham: GSDRC, University of Birmingham, 2014),
A. Mitchell, Risk and Resilience: From Good Idea to Good Practice (Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Development Assistance Committee, 2013),
OECD, Guidelines for Resilience Systems Analysis (Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2014),
J. Twigg, Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community(London: DRR Interagency Coordination Group, 2nd edition, 2009),


Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Partners for Resilience
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
Strengthening Climate Resilience