GFDRR Programs: Disaster Risk Reduction Building Resilience in Changing Climate

Disaster risk reduction is the first line of defense in adapting to climate change. Accordingly GFDRR’s basic approach is to build resilience now for better adaptation to a changing climate. Through its services and engagement with developing countries, GFDRR fosters partner ownership, strengthens capacities, provides tools and methodologies to address DRR and CCA issues, promotes innovation and knowledge sharing, and catalyzes additional investment for disaster risk reduction. Building on its unique and broadly-based partnerships, GFDRR works with relevant departments within the World Bank Group and with governments to operationalize an integrated approach to DRR and CCA and to help developing countries build resilience to disaster and climate risks.