The journal, ‘Unasylva’, highlights the importance of linking forests to the global agenda on disaster risk reduction, especially given the important role of forests and forest ecosystem services in increasing resilience and recovery. Overall, the journal covers forest – disaster links ranging from hurricanes, earthquakes and floods to wildfires, the Ebola outbreak, human conflict and nuclear accidents.
The journal includes examples of forests supporting disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Haiti, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Sudan and the US. On the other hand, the journal highlights the importance of considering forest risks and exposure to disasters using cases from Australia and Ukraine.
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