Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89597
Authors: 
Gencer, Ebru A.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 78.2013
Abstract: 
Central America and the Caribbean is one of the most hazard-prone regions in the world. In addition, the region is heavily affected by poverty, unemployment, critical management of natural resources, and urban conglomeration in capital cities, especially in the Small Island Developing States, increasing vulnerability and risk to natural disasters and climate change. This paper examines characteristics of urban vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change in the Central America and the Caribbean Region. It argues that even though the region is not vast in size, the diversity within creates different characteristics of vulnerability to natural disasters and thus requires an extensive variety of disaster risk reduction approaches and adaptation techniques.
Subjects: 
Urban Vulnerability
Disaster Risk
Central America
the Caribbean
JEL: 
Q5
Q54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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