Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Pacific: The challenge of integration

A report on integrated community disaster risk reduction and supportive policies. "Analysis of primary and secondary data collected for this research was undertaken with the use of the Earth System Governance framework, allowing for challenges and hurdles to integration to be viewed in a new light. This approach identified a common barrier to integrating DRR and CCA to be the multitude of organisations engaged in related initiatives. Being aware of who is involved and how (including their capacity, roles and responsibilities) can assist in bringing together and encouraging collaborative efforts of DRR and CCA stakeholders. Furthermore, understanding the context in which DRR and CCA stakeholders operate – both culturally and institutionally, can further enhance integration, as can recognition of the policy and legislative frameworks in which projects are situated."