The Environment and Disasters: Building Resilience with Green Recovery and Reconstruction

Anita van Breda

Anita van Breda, Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management May, 2020

Disasters, like the recent fires in the Amazon rain forest and in Australia, are on the rise. Each disaster reshapes landscapes and communities. The most destructive impacts occur instantly: lives lost, homes destroyed, families displaced. But the secondary rebuilding efforts can impact communities, and the environment, for years to come. Learn how WWF is working with governments and leading humanitarian organizations to advance green disaster recovery and build resilience for affected communities worldwide.