As the U.S. continues to suffer more frequent and unusual extreme weather events due to climate change, there are lessons that can be learned from across the globe on how to reduce risk and exposure to disasters instead of simply preparing to withstand and recover from them. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the practice of addressing the causal factors of disaster through systems-wide analysis and action. DRR emphasizes a “culture of prevention” over the reactive “mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover” cycle (UNISDR).