Climate change is driving up forced displacement by disasters


Efforts to build societies resilient to disasters are falling short, as the poor are disproportionately affected by disasters and lack basic services. We are also becoming too reliant on evacuation instead of addressing underlying risk drivers, and it is time to acknowledge that we are living with unsustainably high levels of risk caused by climate change.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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    Researchers have found that federal and Texas’ long-term hazard mitigation planning efforts have not been effective in preparing the state to deal with disaster mitigation, and cities, regions and the state must collaborate to create more effective plans. Texas can also support hazard mitigation by better empowering local areas and funding national system gaps.

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