Understanding current and future vulnerability in coastal settings: community perceptions and preferences for adaptation in Zanzibar, Tanzania

This study examines coastal communities’ perceptions of environmental change in northeast Zanzibar, Tanzania and their preferences for adaptive strategies, while simultaneously examining physical change processes through change analysis. The study suggests coastal forest buffer zones as an anticipatory adaptation measure, which is based on soft measures such as vegetation planting, awareness raising and stakeholder cooperation.

The Economics of Climate Change in Zanzibar. Final Summary Report.

The primary objective of this study has been to develop a comprehensive, participatory, and indigenously oriented climate change review study in Zanzibar, in order to address the required implementation formula in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities. Volume 2 − Study Documentation

This study shows that money spent on reducing the risk of natural hazards is a sound investment. On average, a dollar spent by FEMA on hazard mitigation (actions to reduce disaster losses) saves the nation about $4 in future benefits.

The Cost-Benefit Analysis Methodology, From Risk to Resilience Working Paper No. 1

This working paper discusses key methodological aspects and findings from CBA of DRM strategies in a detailed case study in Uttar Pradesh, India (Risk to Resilience Working Paper No. 5). It also provides a backdrop for other case studies carried out under the Risk to Resilience project. It is a shorter version of a more detailed guide on conducting CBA to be published in the main Risk to Resilience Project Report.

Probabilistic cost-benefit analysis of disaster risk management in a development context

This research introduces quantitative, stochastic CBA frameworks and applies them in case studies of flood and drought risk reduction in India and Pakistan, while also incorporating projected climate change impacts. DRM interventions are shown to be economically efficient, with integrated approaches more cost-effective and robust than singular interventions.

World Disasters Report

The 10th World Disasters Report looks at how to reduce the risks that natural disasters pose to vulnerable communities around the world.

Protecting Business Operations: Second Report on Costs and Benefits of Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Showing that business and industry can assess the risks that threaten their operations, identify measures to address the risks, and implement the measures before a disaster occurs.

The long road to resilience. Impact and cost-benefit analysis of community-based disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh.

As this report shows, activities to reduce disaster risk as implemented under the Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme between 2005 and 2011 by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) bear merit, as they generated a positive impact on programme communities.

Benefits of Flood Mitigation in Australia

The principal purpose is to examine the benefits of flood mitigation activities.

Supporting decision-making for effective adaptation. NCCARF Policy Guidance Brief 3

NCCARF’s evidence-based Policy Guidance Briefs address key challenges to effectively adapting Australia to a variable and changing climate, providing high-level policy advice designed for use by policy makers at Commonwealth and State level. This Policy Guidance Brief explores the support of decision-making for adaptation, through provision of frameworks, knowledge and criteria for performance evaluation and comparison. Broadly, these are known as Decision Support Tools, or DSTs.