Build To Last was the driver for building the successful Delhi Metro but an unintended consequence was the creation of new risk with the huge demand for apartment blocks along the new rail corridors. The issue is being tackled by India's National Disaster Management Authority.
The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.
It is estimated more than 150,000 people die from fires or burn-related injuries every year. Over 95% of fire deaths and burn injuries are in low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile, urban growth is said to be one of the 21st century’s most
According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the understanding of the frequency, magnitude, and impact of recent and past extreme events is a cornerstone for coping with future disasters. Nevertheless, baseline data is often scarce
Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, modifications in land use pattern have brought about irreversible anthropogenic aggravations to the hydrological forms. This can be attributed to the impervious land surfaces in the urban area which