From risk to resilience: Pathways for sustainable development

Elsevier, Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 2, July 2019, 100011
Authors: 
Mami Mizutori

The complex interactions and feedback loops between climate change trends, ecosystem fragility, disease outbreaks, rapid urbanization, mass displacement and geopolitical instability, fuelled by the interconnectivity of communications, trade, financial systems and politics mean that shocks, stresses and crisis reverberate globally. Disasters, caused by natural and man-made hazards, are coming faster, lasting longer and hitting harder. The people hit hardest, are those who have done the least to cause these significant changes – the poorest.