Search for dissertations about: "disaster climate change"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words disaster climate change.

  1. 1. Refugee Status Determination in the Context of 'Natural' Disasters and Climate Change : A Human Rights-Based Approach

    Author : Matthew Scott; Juridiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Human Rights; Public International Law; Climate Change; Interpretation; Persecution; Well-Founded Fear; Discrimination; Refugee; Disaster; Folkrätt; Mänskliga rättigheter; Flyktingrätt;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with refugee status determination (RSD) in the context of ‘natural’ disasters and climate change. Considering evidence that the legal predicament of people who seek recognition of refugee status in this connection has been inconsistently addressed by judicial bodies in leading refugee law jurisdictions, and identifying theoretical as well as doctrinal impediments to a clear and principled application of international refugee law in this connection, the thesis asks the question ‘in what kinds of circumstances may a person establish, within the meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, a well-founded fear of being persecuted for a Convention reason in the context of ‘natural’ disasters and climate change?’Arguing that RSD cannot safely be performed without a clear understanding of the relationship between natural hazards and human agency, the thesis draws insights from disaster anthropology and political ecology that see discrimination as a contributory cause of people’s differential exposure and vulnerability to disaster-related harm. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bridging the floods - The role of social learning for resilience building in urban water services

    Author : Åse Johannessen; Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; urban water services; climate change; adaptation; urban transformation; transition; flood risk management; water resources management; disaster risk reduction; resilience; resilient cities;

    Abstract : The development of cities is increasingly threatened by a worldwide water crisis. Urban water services (including drinking water, sanitation and drainage) are facing complex and multiple pressures, which are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in urban contexts: Integration and challenges

    Author : Claudia Rivera; Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mainstreaming; Nicaragua; risk governance; Sweden; urban planning; disaster risk reduction; disaster risk management; Climate change adaptation;

    Abstract : An increasing number of disasters continue to affect urban populations and housing infrastructure. The overwhelming majority of them have been caused by climate-related events. This situation has made the creation of synergies between climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM) urgent. READ MORE

  4. 4. Conflict in the Eye of the Storm : Micro-dynamics of Natural Disasters, Cooperation and Armed Conflict

    Author : Colin Walch; Cecilia Albin; Ashok Swain; Richard Matthew; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : armed conflict; natural disaster; rebel group; micro-dynamics of civil war; resilience; disaster risk reduction and management; rebel group recruitment; conflict analysis; climate change; cooperation; conflict resolution; negotiation; ripeness; the Philippines; India; Colombia.; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Many of the most destructive natural disasters have taken place in situations characterized by armed conflict and insecurity: the Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia in 2004, the floods in Pakistan in 2011, the drought in Somalia in 2011 and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. Surprisingly little research has systematically explored how armed conflict affects natural disaster management, and how shocks from natural disaster influence conflict dynamics. READ MORE

  5. 5. Hydro-Climatic Variability and Change in Central America : Supporting Risk Reduction Through Improved Analyses and Data

    Author : Beatriz Quesada-Montano; Sven Halldin; Hugo G. Hidalgo; Ida K. Westerberg; Fredrik Wetterhall; Denis Hughes; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Central America; climate variability; disaster risk reduction; droughts; drought indices; floods; hydrological model; process constraints; statistical downscaling; uncertainty; ungauged basins; water resources.; Hydrology; Hydrologi;

    Abstract : Floods and droughts are frequent in Central America and cause large social, economic and environmental impacts. A crucial step in disaster risk reduction is to have a good understanding of the causing mechanisms of extreme events and their spatio-temporal characteristics. READ MORE