Disaster and Climate Resilience (DCR) is a crucial field that plays a significant role in ensuring the safety and sustainability of communities facing natural disasters and climate change impacts. DCR encompasses a wide range of strategies and measures to reduce disaster risks, enhance preparedness, and foster recovery and adaptation efforts.
As part of its vision to enhance research in disaster and climate resilience, RDI’s road map focuses on specific areas that need further exploration. Climate change’s impact on children is an emerging concern that requires attention, as children are often among the most vulnerable populations in disaster-prone regions. Understanding how climate change affects children’s well-being and what measures can be taken to protect and support them is an essential step in building more resilient communities.
Additionally, urban resilience is a critical aspect that the DCR cluster intends to delve deeper into. As urbanization accelerates and more people inhabit cities, understanding how to make urban centers resilient to natural disasters and climate change becomes imperative. By developing strategies for sustainable infrastructure, efficient emergency response, and community engagement, urban areas can become more prepared to withstand various challenges.