change is the largest threat to the attainment of the Millennium
Development Goals and sustainable development. This book calls for greater
collaboration between climate communities and disaster development
One area that offers some promise for bringing together these
communities is through the concept of resilience. This term is
increasingly used in each community to describe a process that embeds
capacity to respond to and cope with disruptive events. This emphasizes
an approach that is more focused on pre-event planning and using
strategies to build resilience to hazards in an adaptation framework.
The book will conclude by evaluating the scope for a holistic approach
where these communities can effectively contribute to building
communities that are resilient to climate driven risks.