The role of ecosystems in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

In the context of natural disasters and climate change, ecosystems are critical natural capital because of their ability to regulate climate and natural hazards. This chapter examines the important role of ecosystems and their services in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It discusses the relevance of adopting ecosystem-based approaches in managing risks brought about by a changing climate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Pages41-59
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Volume12
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

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Keywords

  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Uy, N., & Shaw, R. (2012). The role of ecosystems in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. In N. Uy, & R. Shaw (Eds.), Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (pp. 41-59). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 12). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2012)0000012009