Damaged water reservoir in Peru due to flooding caused by the Coastal El Niño in 2017.
Devastating effects of the Hurricane Matthew in Haiti in October 2016.
Pampahasi area, La Paz Bolivia, destroyed by a landslide in an area prone to hazards in the Bolivian Andes in February 2011.
Deforestation in the ‘Dry Corridor’ of Nicaragua due to agricultural activities increases peoples’ vulnerability with regard to extreme hydro-meteorological events as well as emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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Tackling risks emanating from climate change, environmental degradation and natural hazards in an integrated manner is one of the greatest challenges of today. These risks significantly influence the resilience of systems and communities. Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to those risks due to their limited coping capacities.
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Climate, Environment and Disaster
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The Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance (CEDRIG) is a practical and user friendly tool developed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is meant to systematically integrate climate, environment and disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development cooperation and humanitarian aid in order to enhance the overall resilience of systems and communities.
CEDRIG helps to reflect whether existing and planned strategies, programs and projects are at risk from climate change, environmental degradation and natural hazards, as well as whether these interventions could further exacerbate GHG emissions, environmental degradation or risks of natural hazards.