WP2: Individual and community preparedness and responses
National disaster management systems play an important role in reducing damages and casualties from disaster events. However, structural barriers and psychological, and behavioural differences have often hindered desired evacuation or emergency response in many areas across the world including the developed regions; take for instance the floods that impacted Europe in July 2021. In light of this context, a range of questions arise:
Such questions are vital for designing adaptation and resilience measures and for addressing barriers to transformation towards a climate resilient future for all. This work package aims to address two main objectives by deploying a set of mixed tool approaches consisting of cross-sectorial and longitudinal analysis frameworks:
1) Understanding response capacity towards extreme weather events in the recent flood affected regions (BE, NL, DE) and;
2) Assessment of multifaceted impacts on mental health due to climate change/disaster events on a global scale.
Research activity agenda: