Integrating environmental safeguards into disaster management : a field manual. Volume 1 : reference material

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Integrating environmental safeguards into disaster management : a field manual. Volume 1 : reference material
IUCN Publication
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Increasing incidence and intensity of natural disasters and climate change are having over-arching impacts on the environment. Sustainable development is being undermined. Ecological services and their indirect economic values are frequently omitted from assessments. Mainstreaming ecosystem concerns – both ecological and economical – and integrating them into disaster management is essential. This multi-volume manual attempts to provide background information and guidance for integrating environmental concerns into disaster management. Volume 1 briefly describes the framework of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) which links ecosystem well-being to human well-being, and presents the major threats imposed by human activities to services that ecosystems provide. It gives views of ecosystem and human well-being in Asia and a brief overview of selected ecosystems in the region. Climate change and its impacts on natural disasters are also discussed.Climate change and its impacts on natural disasters is also discussed.

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Colombo, LK: Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group Asia, IUCN, 2008
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vii, 130p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2008
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978-955-8177-86-0
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Includes bibliographic references. This is the first volume of three.

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2
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English
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