Wednesdays are for Jargon: Climate Change

A riverbed that is about half-dry

Hurricane Matthew inspired today’s jargon.

Climate resilience: The capacity of a community or country to rapidly recover from the shocks caused by climate change.

DRR: Disaster Risk Reduction. A catch-all term for the process of identifying disaster risks and then planning in ways that will reduce the risk of their occurrence and support recovery if they do occur.

ECHO: Part of the EU and based in Brussels, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

HFA: The Hyogo Framework for Action, a 10-year international disaster risk reduction plan (2005-2015) for UN member states.

ISDR: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

OFDA: USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

Sendai: Successor to HFA, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

UNIDR: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.