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dc.coverage.spatialSOUTHEAST ASIA
dc.coverage.spatialCAMBODIA
dc.coverage.spatialLAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
dc.coverage.spatialMYANMAR
dc.coverage.spatialVIET NAM
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T18:31:18Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T18:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn9789211207873
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/3002
dc.description.abstract<p></p> South-East Asia is regularly hit by droughts. Ready for the Dry Years offers a clear analysis of this subject, assessing prospects for the decades ahead and highlighting the principal risks. Though starting slowly, droughts can have devastating cumulative impacts – striking hardest at the poor and heightening inequality, as well as degrading land and increasing the prospects of conflict. The study shows that there will be many more dry years ahead, and the area affected by drought is likely to shift and expand. <p></p> The study identifies actions that ASEAN member States can individually and collectively undertake to mitigate the impacts of drought. It proposes three priority areas of intervention for ESCAP and ASEAN. The first is to strengthen drought risk assessment and early warning services, for example, by sharing data from space-based technologies. The second is to foster risk financing instruments that can insure communities against slow-onset droughts. The third is to enhance people’s capacities to adapt to drought, thereby reducing the potential for conflict. It argues that many timely steps taken now can contribute towards protecting the poorest communities and fostering more peaceful societies. <p></p> The study was jointly produced by ESCAP and ASEAN as part of their close collaboration on disaster risk reduction under the ASEAN-UN Joint Strategic Plan of Action on Disaster Management. The ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) was involved in the preparation of the report – from its design through its finalization. The study was launched at the thirty-fourth meeting of ACDM in Mandalay, Myanmar in April 2019.
dc.format.extent64 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleReady for the dry years : building resilience to drought in South-East Asia ; with a focus on Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam : 2020 update
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistDROUGHT
dc.subject.unbistNATURAL DISASTERS
dc.subject.unbistREGIONAL COOPERATION
dc.subject.unbistRISK ASSESSMENT
dc.subject.unbistSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
escap.publisherPlaceNew York
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkICT and Disaster Risk Reduction
escap.programmeOfWorkSubregional Office for South-East Asia
escap.areasOfWorkBuilding Resilience to Disasters
escap.areasOfWorkRegional Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction
escap.unDocSymbolST/ESCAP/2851
escap.unDocSymbolST/ESCAP/2897 (rev.)
escap.unSalesNumberE.19.II.F.7
escap.libBibNumber46983
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.libCallnumberA X(5-012):550.341:338.98 Uni re 2019
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/publications/ready-dry-years-building-resilience-drought-south-east-asia
escap.countryCambodia
escap.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
escap.countryMyanmar
escap.countryViet Nam
escap.subregionSouth-East Asia
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
dc.identifier.eisbn9789210040389
escap.contactUnitICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division
dc.date.escap2019-04-19


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