sample SREX Chapter 8: Toward a Sustainable and ResilientFutureAsuncion Lera St.ClairResearch Director, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO)
Evidence indicates that disaster risk management and adaptation policy can be integrated, reinforcing, and supportive . Emphasis on Multi-hazard risk management approaches Links disaster risk and developmentpathways
Thereis robust evidencethataddressing • the underlying causesofvulnerability, including • structuralinequalitiesthatcreate and • perpetuatepoverty and • constrainaccess • to resources • is a prerequisite for sustainability
Development planning and post-disasterrecoveryyhave oftenprioritizedstrategiceconomicsectors and infrastructure over livelihoods and well-beingofthepoor and marginalized communities. Therearemanyapproaches and pathways to a sustainablesustainablefuture. This multiplicitycanincreaseresilience .
progress towardresilient and sustainabledevelopmentbenefits from: • questioningassumptions, paradigms, and stimulatinginnovationto encouragenewpatternsofresponse • makingtransparent values and intereststhatunderpindevelopmentoptions • whowins and who loses from currentpractices and policies? • And whataretheimplications for human security
From incrementalsteps to transformationalchanges • Transformation is defined in the SREX as: • The altering of fundamental attributes of a system (including value systems; regulatory, legislative, or bureaucratic regimes; financial institutions; and technological or biological systems).