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Not if but when: adapting to natural hazards, a policy note

  • Publisher(s): World Bank, the (WB)
  • Reference code: DRR 9788
  • Publication date: 2006
  • Author(s): Sofia Bettencourt, Richard Croad, Paul Freeman, John Hay, Roger Jones, Peter King, Padma Lal, Alan Mearns, Geoff Miller, Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, Alf Simpson, Nakibae Teuatabo, Ulric Trotz, Maarten Van Aalst
  • Number of pages: 42 p.
  • Price: Unknown

The goal of this Policy Note is to influence policy makers and development partners in the Pacific Islands region to undertake risk management of natural hazards and minimize the future impacts of natural disasters, climate change and sea level rise. As a short-term objective, the Policy Note aims to review the disaster trends and lessons learned from pilot risk management of natural hazards initiatives, and recommend a strategic way forward. Particular attention is paid to the three ‘I’s’ of risk management of natural hazards: Incentives, Institutions and Instruments.

East Asia and Pacific Region
Pacific Islands Country Management Unit


  • Themes:Climate Change
  • Countries/Regions:American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/1141

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