AIDR Systemic Disaster Risk Handbook

The world is in a new era of disaster risk management. The pace of change is extraordinary, the great risk amplifier of climate change is driving creation of new hazards and disaster risks, and the age of taking a hazard-by-hazard risk reduction approach is over. In these circumstances we must encourage, support and resource experimenting with new ideas and concepts.

Current and emergent leaders can influence whether risks are created, reduced, or outsourced. Forward-thinking leaders will engage with the rapidly changing risk context. They will understand how and where systemic disaster risks emerge, who will be impacted by the decisions they make, and foster longer term resilience outcomes where loss and harm are minimised. These leaders will model and cultivate a strong risk culture that will be a powerful enabling force for success.

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