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.