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Forest fires are a major concern for European scientists working on disaster risk.
A new European Science and Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG) convened this week in Sofia, Bulgaria, to focus on improving disaster risk knowledge in 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia.

To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period

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UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Incheon
The goal of the CREWS initiative is to help developing countries bolster their early warning and forecast services to head off the risks posed by hazards such as flooding
African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference.
Meteoalarm uses simple colour coding and jargon-free explanations to help the public understanding real-time weather risks (Photo: Meteoalarm)
Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - IHE DELFT Institute for Water Education
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe
United Nations Development Programme - Regional Bureau for Arab States
Municipality of Delft
Municipality of Dordrecht
Delft, Dordecht, and Rotterdam
Henk Ovink, the Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands, Margareta Wahlstrom, head of UNISDR, and Naohiro Nishiguchi, the President of the Japan Bosai Platform (JBP) share a light-hearted moment after agreeing on the ‘Statement of Cooperation for Implementation of Resilient Cities Connect’. (Photo: UNISDR)
Two countries at the forefront of global disaster risk management efforts today joined with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in an innovative partnership to strengthen urban resilience.
Morphology of Kick'em Jenny volcano, as revealed by a multi-beam survey by the NOAA Ship Ron Brown in March 2002. The survey shows that the modern cone of the volcano is nested within a larger horseshoe-shaped depression formed by slope failure. (Photo / NOAA)
The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert.

This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learnt - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create

The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11