Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

From the KADUAMI training module on CCA and DRR we shared to the fisherfolk of La Union in the Participatory Action Research in La Union:

DRR focuses on all types of hazards: natural and human-made while CCA focuses specifically on climate-related hazards. While DRR focuses on hazards in the past and present, CCA also focuses on long term changes in climate conditions and likely future hazards.

Another way of looking at this is to understand that CCA addresses both shocks and stresses, while DRR is focused primarily on shocks. CCA and DRR both focus on reducing vulnerability to hazards. Both DRR and CCA focus on reducing underlying vulnerabilities such as gender inequality or human rights violations, that could increase the exposure and sensitivity of communities to hazards, including climate-related hazards, or reduce their ability to adapt.

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The Participatory Action Research incorporated trainings on CCA and DRR. Projections on climate change as released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2012). In the picture is Executive Director Roxanne Bans Veridiano explaining vulnerabilities of La Union.

CCA reduces vulnerability and builds resilience by reducing exposure to climate-related hazards: transforming the physical or geographical conditions that increase the likelihood of people coming into contact with hazards, such as poor housing conditions or the location of human settlements in hazard prone areas.

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