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Natural Hazard and Climate Risk Management

Total commitments by focus area in 2019

As the world’s population grows, natural hazards and climate risk threaten the health, safety and livelihoods of more people than ever. Poor communities are both the most vulnerable to the effects of disasters, environmental degradation and climate risk and the least well equipped to manage these challenges.

With a focus on disaster-prone regions, we partner with organisations that support such communities in their efforts to prevent and prepare for natural catastrophes, adopt climate-friendly practices and adapt to a changing environment. We also fund emergency aid in severe catastrophes.

To optimise our impact in this area, we prioritise the following themes:

  • Enhanced disaster risk reduction at the community level. We help communities build their capacity to plan for, prepare and respond to natural disasters.
  • Coastal resilience. We support approaches that build local capacities and implement nature-based solutions for coastal resilience.
  • Climate-smart agriculture. We promote efforts to transform and reorient agricultural systems to support food security in the face of climate change.
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