Best Climate Practices- Local Resilience to Climate Disaster Risk

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
05/21/2017
Organization: 
NGO
Description: 

Floods, drought, heat waves and other extreme weather events pose potential losses to persons and communities: losses in life and health, economic damages, displacement, and reduced access to basic needs and services, such as water, food, energy, and education.
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) entails systematic efforts to reduce those factors in our societies that amplify the impacts of natural hazards. It includes such actions as building more resilient infrastructures, investing in disaster preparedness and in early warning systems, developing new tools such as micro insurances and nature-based solutions, among many others. Disaster risk reduction, with its aim to strengthen the resilience of communities to all hazards, is an essential piece of the sustainable development agenda.

Category: 
climate change, management, planning, policy, conservation
Funding Amount: 
Varies.
Matching Funds: 
Unknown.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Unrestricted.