Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2010 by UNESCAP and UNISDR out now

The Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2010 - Protecting Development Gains has been published by UNESCAP and UNISDR.

Contents:
CHAPTER I - Disaster risk in Asia and the Pacific
CHAPTER II - Socio-economic impacts of disasters
CHAPTER III - Reducing vulnerability, socio-economic perspectives
CHAPTER IV - Making the recovery resilient
CHAPTER V - Capitalizing on new technology
CHAPTER VI - Cooperating across the region
Way forward

Abstract:
Asia and the Pacific is a region vulnerable to natural hazards of almost every kind – from earthquakes to droughts, from floods to tsunamis. And with the prospect of climate change, the situation could become even more hazardous. The risks depend, however, not just on natural phenomena but also on the political, economic and social environment in which disaster events occur. This report considers ways of reducing vulnerability to disasters, building resilience and protecting hard-won development gains.

The report is available online: http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1406