Integrated Risk Management Explained
Climate change and ecosystem degradation place new demands on disaster risk reduction approaches. Integrated Risk Management (IRM) is an enhanced, holistic approach to increase community resilience by integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration first used by the Partners for Resilience program. In this document, we set out CARE’s approach to IRM, explain our current thinking and the key characteristics of the approach, CARE’s Theory of Change, and how IRM links to international frameworks such as the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework
This report focuses primarily on natural hazards, climate change and ecosystem degradation as drivers of risk, to explain the basic IRM approach. The CARE International 2020 Program Strategy focuses on increasing resilience from a wider range of shocks and stresses, as described in the Increasing Resilience Guidance Note. This document can be used to develop IRM specific programmes, as well as enhancing our humanitarian response and sustainable development programmes by integrating the main characteristics of IRM.