Disaster Risk Reduction

Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

Editors: Uitto, Juha Ilari, Shaw, Rajib (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Highly topical in light of climate change and increased losses due to natural disasters
  • Timed to coincide with the launch of post-MDG sustainable development goals after 2015
  • Conceptually unique, bridging disciplinary boundaries
  • Appeals to academics, graduate students, policy-makers and practitioners
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55078-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55077-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56250-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book focuses on exploring the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development at the global, regional, and national levels. Disasters and development are closely related, yet the disciplinary silos prevail and there is little communication and cooperation between the disaster management, environment, and development communities. One catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, tsunami, or cyclone, can destroy infrastructure, people’s lives and livelihoods, and set back development. Similarly, slow onset disasters—often associated with global climate change—pose threats to development, livelihoods, food security, and long-term sustainable development. This book is uniquely aimed at bridging the gaps between the environmental, development, and disaster management communities. It traces the evolution of concepts and practice and highlights the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development in key sectors, including food security, health, and water. The book includes case studies from the field highlighting the complex issues that challenge sustainable development and disaster risk management in practice. It draws policy conclusions for the global community based on state-of-the art knowledge from research and practice.

 

The primary target groups for the book are researchers, including graduate students, in the fields of environment and sustainable development, geography, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The second target group comprises practitioners and policymakers working in national and international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.

About the authors

Juha I. Uitto
Juha Uitto is the Director, Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). His career has combined positions in international organizations and academia, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations University (UNU), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Nordic Africa Institute. He is Visiting Professor at Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and has held short-term visiting positions at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, in 2005 and 2013. His research interests pertain to assessing and measuring the effects and impact of environmental interventions, and he has written extensively on topics related to environment-poverty linkages, natural resources management, environmental hazards, and evaluation. A geographer by training, he holds a PhD from the University of Lund and MSc from Helsinki University.

Rajib Shaw
Rajib Shaw is a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan. He worked closely with the local communities, NGOs, governments and international organization, including United Nations, especially in the Asian countries.  He is currently the Chair of the United Nations Asia Regional Task Force for Urban Risk Reduction, and the President of Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM). His research interests are: community based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. He has published several books in the field of disaster and environmental management. He is also the Chief Editor of Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management.


 



Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction: Introduction

    Uitto, Juha I. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Sustainable Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management

    Greve, Adrienne I.

    Pages 13-36

  • Risk and Vulnerability

    Surjan, Akhilesh (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Building Urban Climate Resilience: Experiences from Vulnerability Assessment in Hue City, Viet Nam

    Tran, Phong (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Climate Change Risks – Methodological Framework and Case Study of Damages from Extreme Events in Cambodia

    Halsnæs, Kirsten (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55078-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55077-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56250-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction
Editors
  • Juha Ilari Uitto
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55078-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55078-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55077-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56250-4
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 287
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
Topics