The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation aims to provide an overview and critique of the current state of knowledge, policy, and practice, encouraging engagement, and reflection on bringing the two sectors together. This long-awaited and welcomed volume makes a compelling case that a common research agenda and a series of practical policies and policy recommendations can and should be put in place.

Over 40 contributions explore DRR including CCA in five parts. The first part presents and interrogates much of the typical vocabulary seen in DRR including CCA, not only pointing out the useful and not-so-useful dimensions, but also providing alternatives and positive examples. The second part explains how to move forward creating and supporting positive crossovers and connections, while the third one explores some aspects of multi-dimensional approaches to knowing and understanding. The fourth part argues for a balanced approach to governance, taking both governmental and non-governmental governance, as well as different scales of governance, into consideration. The final part of the Handbook emphasises DRR including CCA as an investment, rather than a cost, and connects its further implementation with livelihoods of people around the world.

This handbook highlights the connections amongst the processes of dealing with disasters and dealing with climate change. It demonstrates how little climate change brings which is new and emphasises the strengths of placing climate change within wider contexts in order to draw on all our strengths while overcoming limitations with specialities. It will prove to be a valuable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, academics, policy makers, and practitioners with an interest in disaster risk reduction and climate change.


part I|83 pages

Vocabularies and Interpretations

chapter 1|6 pages

Editorial Introduction to this Handbook

Why Act on Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation?

chapter 2|3 pages

Editorial Introduction to Part I: Vocabularies and Interpretations

Say What We Mean, Say What We Do

chapter 4|11 pages

Climate Change Adaptation

A Critical Approach

chapter 8|11 pages

Concepts, Connections, and Disruptions

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

part II|114 pages

Cross-overs and Connections

chapter 9|3 pages

Editorial Introduction to Part II: Cross-Overs and Connections

Less Alienation, More Inclusion

part III|86 pages

Knowledges and Understandings

chapter 20|11 pages

Building on the Past

Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation in the Longue Durée

part IV|103 pages


chapter 27|3 pages

Editorial Introduction to Part IV: Governance

Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation for All?

part V|121 pages

Sectors and Implementation

chapter 36|2 pages

Editorial Introduction to Part V: Sectors and Implementation

Do-it-ourselves Disas ter Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

chapter 46|7 pages

Editorial Conclusion to This Handbook

From Action to Principles for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation