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Risk Identification & Assessment

A structured analytical process designed to determine the nature and extent of risk by analyzing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that together could potentially harm exposed people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Policy challenges in climate adaptation in Sri Lanka: Identifying major gaps

9 Apr 2014, Upali Newspapers (PVT) LTD

'Climate change is a complex challenge and well-designed policies for adaptation are necessary to face the impacts of it. Adaptation is a dynamic process of adjustment in response to changing conditions of climate. A pragmatic approach towards adaptation policy has to fulfil a few essential steps,' writes Dr Athula Senaratn in The Island and he goes on to elaborate on these steps...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 2.4 [PDF, 104Kb]National and local risk assessments take account of regional / trans boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction

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