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A recipe for resilience

The unique approach from the Partners for Resilience (PfR) to the building of community resilience, developed with more than 40 local implementing partner agencies, integrates climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration into disaster risk reduction (DRR). This experience over the past four years of evidence-based, holistic risk reduction can contribute meaningfully to the collective commitment to a post-2015 framework. The PfR key messages and ‘calls to action’ at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) at Sendai, Japan, are presented in this position document.

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Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation - Opportunities for integration

With case studies contributions from PEDRR partners, this discussion paper highlights opportunities for integration between DRR and CCA through ecosystem-based approaches.

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Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces to work on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in the South of the Philippines. Because we truly want to reduce the chance and impact of disasters, we do not only address the problems in the village, but also assess land and water management and use in the entire river landscape and implement solutions such as better management and restoration of ecosystems. 

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Building with Nature in Indonesia


Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Our dream is to replicate this model in rural and urban coastlines in Indonesia and beyond.

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O desafio de recuperar e restaurar os rios - versão curta

Vídeo produzido pela Wetlands International - European Association e pelo Centro Ibérico para o Restauro Fluvial (CIREF) para ilustrar a necessidade de restaurar os rios, bem como os benefícios que advêm desse restauro e os fatores necessários ao seu sucesso.

Este vídeo está também disponível em inglês e espanhol.

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The challenge of restoring rivers - short version

Short video produced by Wetlands International - European Association and the Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF) to illustrate the need for river restoration, the benefits it brings and the necessary factors for its success.

This video is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

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O desafio de recuperar e restaurar os rios

Este vídeo foi produzido pela Wetlands International - European Association e pelo Centro Ibérico para o Restauro Fluvial (CIREF) para ilustrar a necessidade de restaurar os rios, bem como os benefícios que advêm desse restauro e os fatores necessários ao seu sucesso.

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Resiliencia: el papel de los servicios ecosistémicos en sociedades y paisajes cambiantes

En este breve documento, veremos qué tienen en común los diferentes enfoques que se proponen sobre el concepto de resiliencia y qué características o elementos serían deseables para que una sociedad aumente su resiliencia frente a situaciones de cambio e incertidumbre. Asimismo, propondremos una reflexión acerca del papel que juega la planificación del espacio territorial, el manejo de los paisajes y de los servicios ambientales o ecosistémicos, en mantener y aumentar la resiliencia en condiciones de riesgo creciente.

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Micro-projects to Strengthen Community Resilience

To build the resilience of 23 communities with a high disaster risk rating, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) run micro projects, applying the integrated approach that combines Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) with Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Ecosystem Management and  Restoration (EMR). These communities have analysed their needs and solutions to be dealt with in a micro project. Furthermore, community beneficiaries are trained and their awareness is raised to help them understand how micro projects will contribute to risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration.

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