Minimum Standards  for local climate‐smart   disaster risk reduction 

Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme events and disasters.1
 While disaster risk reduction (DRR) 
offers  an  important opportunity to  adapt to  current  climate  variability,  in order to be successful, DRR 
efforts must  also take  into  account  changing  climate‐related risks  in the medium to  long‐term.  Many 
national  climate  change  adaptation  plans  consider  the  need  to  plan  over  various  timescales  and 
acknowledge the essential role of local communities2
 in addressing these changing risks.  
 

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