Pollner, John, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, and Sonja Nieuwejaar. Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Europe and Central Asia. Washington DC: The World Bank, GFDRR, [ca. 2010]. https://www.gfdrr.org/node/123.
The paper reviews the current knowledge on the implications of climate change for extreme weather and analyzes the ability of EcA countries to mitigate and manage the impact of extreme events. It recommends a variety of measures in the areas of financial and fiscal policy, disaster risk mitigation, and emergency preparedness and management to reduce current and future vulnerabilities.
Taking into account the projected impact of climate change, the reduction of current and future vulnerabilities to climate change risk should build on and expand existing disaster risk management efforts. this paper highlights the importance of investing in “win-win” options. regardless of the accuracy in climate change predictions, reduction of current weather-related disaster risk will reduce losses and initiate necessary actions for climate change adaptation. Planning for extreme weather events also supports preparedness for a variety of other emergencies and, therefore, brings additional benefits.