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Social Impacts & Resilience

Consequences of a hazardous event on the physical, economic and psychological well-being of individuals and on the functioning of a community. Features of a social system that help to avoid losses and maintain or recover satisfying living conditions after a shock.

Bangladesh - climate change canvas by Students at Charupeeth School of Fine Art, Jessore, south-western Bangladesh, flickr user Oxfam International, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/3057841579

Interview: Climate change threatens achievement of MDGs - UNDP official

23 Sep 2014, Chinaview.cn, Xinhua

'UNDP has seen first hand that tackling climate change is central to achieving poverty reduction and sustainable development because the two are linked together,' he said, adding that UNDP is supporting climate preparations in two main areas, including adaptation resilience and disaster risk reduction, and will address the need to scale up climate change initiatives and early warning systems..

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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