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Building Resilience: Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development

Published by: World Bank & GFDRR, 2013

This report presents the World Bank’s experience in climate and disaster resilient development, and contends that such development is essential to eliminating extreme poverty and achieving shared prosperity by 2030. The report recognises, however, that such development requires additional start-up costs, which pay off in the long run if done correctly.

The report argues for closer collaboration between the climate resilience and disaster risk management communities, and the incorporation of climate and disaster resilience into broader development processes. Selected case studies are used throughout this report to illustrate promising approaches, lessons learned and remaining challenges.