Moving From Risk to Resilience

Publication | August 2013

The future of Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) will be shaped by the development of its urban centers. The region's cities and towns serve as hubs for business, jobs, and public services administration. However, because of the concentration of people, infrastructure, and economic activities, urban areas are highly vulnerable to natural hazards and climate change extremes, and Pacific DMCs are especially at risk because of their small size, remoteness, fragile biodiversity, low elevations, and large coastal populations.

This flyer gives an overview of the factors for mitigating risk and developing resilience for developing member countries in the Pacific.