ACT Alliance developed this publication as a contribution to the growing need to understand the dual urgency of increasing the ambition to address climate change in the wake of its devastating impacts and to significantly increase the allocation of resources to support action, particularly in developing countries.
This publication provides the necessary link between climate change action, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction and takes advantage of the momentum provided by the recent special scientific report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCCC) on the 1.5°C threshold.
The findings of the IPCC Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5°C” (SR 15) serve as yet another strong wake-up call on the inadequacy of the individual country and cumulative Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reach the mitigation objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.
This study further elaborates the correlation between disaster risk reduction in general and reduction of climate-induced disasters in particular with climate action and sustainable development. Building a strong nexus between climate action, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction in both policy and practice is an important step toward coherence and efficiency.
This publication, particularly its analysis, case studies and policy recommendations, can serve as an important resource for a deeper understanding of the countries showcased and as an advocacy resource. The publication should be used by ACT Alliance member organizations and partners as a tool for dialogue with governments and other stakeholders.