Why Mountains Matter for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Type: Conference material
Size: 0.8MB
Date: 20 January 2014
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The policy brief introduces the challenges facing mountain regions relating to vulnerability to natural hazards, high levels of poverty, and threats to water resources from climate change. The brief proposes targets to build resilience and reduce affected populations and loses from disasters in mountain regions by 50%. It calls for increased awareness of climate change threats in mountain regions and support for improved policy and frameworks for DRR.