This publication looks at the Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (CSDRM) approach in the Southeast Asian context. It addresses why CSDRM is relevant for the region; what regionally specific challenges and opportunities exist; and how the CSDRM approach has evolved within the region. It also discusses important lessons gained from the in-depth self assessments conducted by SCR Southeast Asia partners and exchanges shared at the SCR learning platforms in the three countries. These focus on: 1. Tackling current disaster risks and uncertainties, but not potential risks resulting from climate change; 2. Strengthening coping capacities vs. strengthening adaptive capacities; 3. Addressing poverty and vulnerability in a manner that contributes to adaptive and mitigation capacities; and 4. Reclaiming the power to innovate.
Dator-Bercilla, J.; Hawrylyshyn, K.; Diopenes, V.E. Strenthening Climate Resilience: the Southeast Asian Experience. Christian Aid, (2012) 44 pp.