[t]his volume focuses on the perceptions of communities on the role of ecosystems for disaster risk reduction, particularly in the context of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. Key experiences and perspectives of the local communities provide insights on how ecosystems are perceived and how the role of ecosystems during the 3/11 events was perceived. The report also highlights the valuable lessons Japan is learning that can assist other countries to help build resilient communities.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
IUCN Working Paper Released: Ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Context of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), "the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization," released its, Ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Context of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: A Scoping Study: Report to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (2013). The 50-page publication is available here, as a downloadable pdf. According to the abstract,