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Building Resilient Community Through Plant Back Better Initiative – Guiding Principles and Best Practices

Abstract : The 2019 UN report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) revealed the impact on climate-related disaster. From 1998 to 2017, seventy seven percent of the estimated direct economic losses (US$3 trillion) are from disasters. It is about a 1.5 time rise compared to the one from 1978 to 1997. Estimated 1.3 million death toll for climate related and geophysical disasters. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recognized the urgent need of resilient infrastructure, early warning systems, emergency-actionable plans and countermeasures for better preparedness and recovery to tackle constant threat of extreme events, earthquakes, floods and natural disasters. Thus, APEC called for climate adaptation countermeasures. “Plant Back Better” (PBB) initiative emerged to functioned on the countermeasure of food security over climate extremes to boost microeconomic momentum. The PBB project aimed at mitigating vulnerability and facilitating self-sufficiency through disaster-resilient plantation of vegetable and flowers. This research explored the feasible and applicable approaches on engaging key stakeholders to map out a pathway of sustainable and resilient developments through capacity building activities and risk communication tools. This paper incorporated: 1) the best practices, 2) holistic and extensive policies on natural disasters and climate extremes for enhancing emergency preparedness and resilience, 3) cross-fora collaboration under APEC for sustainable development and inclusive growth. To conclude the PBB project, five principles are available to navigate APEC Resilience Community (ARC) over climate extremes and facilitate Livelihood Continuity Planning (LCP) before or after disasters.
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Yanling Lee, Wei-Sen Li, Yi-Ching Liu, Ke-Hui Chen, Chi-Ling Chang, et al.. Building Resilient Community Through Plant Back Better Initiative – Guiding Principles and Best Practices. 4th International Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR), Oct 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine. pp.85-106, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-48939-7_9⟩. ⟨hal-03374248⟩



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