Module 9: Green Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Environmental issues are inextricably linked to disaster risk reduction and disaster management. Module 9 places a particular emphasis on identifying environmental aspects contributing to risk and the role that the sustainable use of environmental resources, or ecosystems, have in reducing disaster risk. In utilizing the Green Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction, disaster risk reduction specialists can increase their awareness of appropriate and useful integration of environmental considerations into risk assessment and risk reduction. The module explains concepts of ecosystem based risk reduction, costs and benefits of addressing environmental sustainability and assimilating the environment into DRR assessments.