A Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Scorecard for Climate Adaptation

37 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2023

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Priscila Carvalho

University College London

Catalina Spataru

University College London

Abstract

The increased attention on strengthening resilience through disaster risk governance in international humanitarian and local communities brings the need for further development of theoretical and empirical tools. This research describes a balance scorecard tool for assessing disaster risk reduction and resilience (DR3) with a focus on the risks of floods, droughts and heatwaves. It aims to support the integration and monitoring of climate adaptation, sustainability and risk reduction into development planning in different locations, prioritizing the most vulnerable communities, assets, and areas. Our balance scorecard design takes a nexus approach towards critically interlinked resources (water, energy, food, land and materials), cross-cutting global targets of DR3 (Climate Chage Adaptation, Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework), vulnerability factors (hazard, exposure and capabilities) and environmental justice dimensions (distribution, participation, capabilities and recognition). We validate and test our approach through an engagement process with 71 stakeholders across four countries, including two islands and three coastal cities. We aim to empirically verify sectors and sources of equitable resilience across different phases of disaster risk management. Our stakeholder engagement process show actions in context of disasters tend to be way more responsive than preventive. We advance current research by including disaster management phases in the balance scorecard that provide more granularity to the pre-emergency phases through anticipation, assessment, prevention and preparedness.

Keywords: Indicators, Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience, Stakeholders, Disaster Risk Management, Equity, Environmental Justice, Governance

Suggested Citation

Carvalho, Priscila and Spataru, Catalina, A Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Scorecard for Climate Adaptation. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4427760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4427760

Priscila Carvalho (Contact Author)

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Catalina Spataru

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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