Creating resilient futures: integrating disaster risk reduction, sustainable development goals and climate change adaptation agendas

This book aims to address the gap between interrelated policy agendas that have the potential to identify and reduce systematic risks, promote sustainable development and significantly affect the future of humanity. The theoretical perspectives emerging from empirical evidence of this integration call for greater attention in the international literature. This edited volume aims to provide a carefully considered exposition and analysis of the practical basis, as well as limitations, of such an integration project, drawing on examples of both existing and potential integration between the three agendas: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This book emphasises that in order to ensure that humankind charts a way forward that is sustainable and equitable, stakeholders must realise that they are all in this together. Personal choices have repercussions that ripple out far beyond one’s personal space, either hurting or healing the world at large. It is all about partnership and community – looking after one another. The partnerships to support the realisation of these 17 SDGs (and most other internationally-agreed commitments for global wellbeing) must, of course, happen at the global level of nation states, but are also required of subnational levels of government like states and provinces, and of cities, communities, clubs and associations, and individuals.