Shelter design is one of the greatest factors influencing the loss of lives and assets during extreme climate events and is therefore a significant cost for governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations working on disaster risk reduction or postdisaster reconstruction (UN-HABITAT, 2011). The project Sheltering From a Gathering Storm has generated substantive information on the costs and benefits of climate resilient shelter designs. This information will contribute to the transformative changes necessary to make communities more resilient to future disasters. Using cost-benefit analysis, this applied research project has produced outputs that provide insights into both the economic and nonfinancial returns of adaptive, resilient shelter designs that take into consideration hazards such as typhoons, flooding, and temperature increases. The research spans South and Southeast Asia, with a focus on Central Vietnam, Northern India, and Central to Northern Pakistan.
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Citation: Moench, M., & The Sheltering Team. (2014). Sheltering from a gathering storm: The Cost and Benefits of Climate Resilient Shelter. Boulder, CO: ISET-International.
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