This guide explores how to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. In the 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report, global actors agreed on the need to integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction actions. They are imperative for protecting investments in development, but also bring opportunities for a transformative shift towards a more resilient, sustainable development. The EU Green Deal envisages a transformation towards economies that are more resilient to climate and environment-related risks.
The Quick Tips series is prepared by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) to support EU staff and partner countries to ensure the environmental and climate sustainability of new programmes and to implement the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on climate change and other relevant commitments such as the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Biodiversity Convention.