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Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management

ISSN: 2040-7262
Series editor(s): Rajib Shaw

Subject Area: Environmental Management/Environment

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The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction


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Title:The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
Author(s):Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Volume:12 Editor(s): Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw ISBN: 978-1-78052-690-4 eISBN: 978-1-78052-691-1
Citation:Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw (2012), The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, in Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw (ed.) Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management , Volume 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.41-59
DOI:10.1108/S2040-7262(2012)0000012009 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article type:Chapter Item
Abstract:In the context of natural disasters and climate change, ecosystems are critical natural capital because of their ability to regulate climate and natural hazards. This chapter examines the important role of ecosystems and their services in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It discusses the relevance of adopting ecosystem-based approaches in managing risks brought about by a changing climate.

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