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Making cities disaster resilient in a changing climate: The case of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Source(s):  Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

This project has collated data and scientific knowledge on disaster risks, including information on exposure and vulnerability, which will benefit the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur. The multi-disciplinary expertise that was brought together to generate timely disaster alerts will be maintained beyond the project through multiple agreements. 

This project has identified areas in Kuala Lumpur that are susceptible to landslides, which can now be subject to tighter land-use zoning and development control, to reduce the number of people affected in the future. By limiting the future amount of affected people, the project is fulfilling Target B of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). Critical infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, fire stations and police stations, etc. in such areas are being identified. The exposed facilities are targeted priorities for disaster-proofing, disaster preparedness and emergency response, to enhance their resilience to future events (SFDRR Target D). The availability of such information facilitates the adoption and implementation of local action to support national strategies (SFDRR Target E). The Newton Ungku Omar Fund, with equal funding from the governments of the UK and Malaysia, has supported national agencies to channel science to inform local actions (SFDRR Target F). It has also made available a multi-hazard platform to provide communities in Kuala Lumpur with disaster alerts (SFDRR Target G).



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  • Making cities disaster resilient in a changing climate: The case of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Pereira, Joy Jacqueline; Muhamad, Nurfashareena; Sian Lim, Choun; Aziz, Sarah; Hunt, Julian
  • Number of pages 17 p.

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