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Development issues in Asian Tsunami’s wake - Opinion

26 February 2015

Disaster management may have improved after the Asian Tsunami, but economic development has brought in new risks, writes P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti for SciDevNet. With the new legal and institutional framework of disaster management as the new focus globally, he highlights that although disaster mortality has decreased, globalisation has increased hazard exposure...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.