The use of a landscape approach, although not new, is gaining prominence as an approach to effectively reduce disaster risk, adapt to climate change and enhance community resilience.

Based on the experience of CARE and Wetlands International in the Partners for Resilience alliance, and on best practices developed by other experts, this paper synthesises the main characteristics of the landscape approach and suggests seven steps when adopting a landscape approach.

Although this paper focuses specifically on disaster risk reduction to help increase community resilience, the landscape approach is applicable to other types of programming.

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A Landscape Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction