Rajarshi DasGupta, Rajib Shaw

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13 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter attempts to narrate the commonalities between climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) and argues how best the ideas of CCA can be embedded within the scope of DRR. It is imperative to understand that both CCA and DRR, alongside the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are essentially developmental issues with many of the targets highly overlapping. The key issues for both DRR and CCA are to identify the approaches that can translate the theoretical notion and policies into appropriate risk reduction measures. The chapter discusses the existing approaches of DRR that may also have simultaneous applications in CCA. Some of the well-researched approaches that have been applied include community-based DRR (CBDRR), ecosystem based DRR (Eco-DRR) and restrictive planning. Having emerged during the 1960s, the traditional approaches for DRR have been, by and large, hard engineering approaches, which, to a significant extent, have been successful in reducing risk from natural hazards including climate-related hazards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction including Climate Change Adaptation
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317408659
ISBN (Print)9781138924567
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Social Sciences


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