Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient - Disaster Risk Reduction

Authors: Dr. Anil K Gupta, Shashikant Chopde, Dr. Shiraz A. Wajih, Amit Kumar, Swati Singh

This Handbook has been developed for authorities at the district level and other local governments for a practical guide on the “Essentials of Making Districts Climate Resilient” and to help and implement risk reduction initiatives at a sub-national level that will further help in achieving the goals of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and targets of Paris Climate Agreement.

What’s in the Handbook?

-Explanation of drivers that put districts at risks

-De nition of CCA-DRR and its relevance in making disaster resilient districts

-Important considerations in integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in developmental activities

-Overview of plans and policies that will enable investment in disaster risk reduction

-CCA-DRR integration through various mitigation measures

-Self assessment tool for implementing, monitoring and updating DRR activities


Gupta, A. K., Chopde, S., Wajih, S., Kumar, A., Singh. S. (2016). Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient - Disaster Risk Reduction. Published by Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, India, and Institute for Social and Environmental Transition USA.

Funded by: 

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


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