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Volume 33, Issue 2.
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlstr6m explores the configuration of disaster risk globally and explains why "extreme weather and geological outbursts ... need not lead to disasters." If effective action is not taken, disaster risk will steadily grow and may result in catastrophes that erase ... read moredevelopment gains and destabilize countries around the globe. International agreements such as the Hyogo Framework for Action and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change can help governments manage and reduce their country's disaster risk in a changing climate. Moreover, efforts to systematically link disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation represent a policy breakthrough that must be reinforced through implementation.