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Geoneon12 December 2022< 1 min read

Definition: Disaster Risk Reduction

With new climate change impact and climatic disaster events up almost daily, even seasoned practitioners are bound to run into a term or acronym that leaves them thinking. For those head-scratching moments, we are creating the ultimate glossary of #DisasterRiskReduction and #ClimateChangeAdaptation terms:

1) Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction is the process of identifying and mitigating the potential risks and hazards associated with natural disasters, such as wildfires, heatwaves, and floods. This involves implementing strategies and measures to reduce the likelihood and impact of these events, such as building codes, emergency preparedness plans, and early warning systems. The goal of disaster risk reduction is to protect individuals and communities from the harmful effects of natural disasters, and to minimize the damage caused by these events.