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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and KLP, Norway's largest pension company, announced today a partnership to geo-tag financial investments against vulnerability to disaster and climate risk.
A High Level Roundtable convened today at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
A High Level Roundtable raised concerns today about new and emerging risks at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Rome.
(from left) Idar Kreutzer, CEO of Finance Norway,  Robert Glasser, head of UNISDR, and Cecilie Daae, Director, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) held a conference this month on "Future Challenges - Are We Prepared?" which saw the launch of a new collaboration between DSB and the insurance industry.

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

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.
Erling Kvernevik, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection speaking today at the First Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
GENEVA, 15 July 2014 – Local communities are already leading the way in adopting a holistic approach to development, the Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction heard today...
Norwegian fire fighting helicopters were an important part of efforts to contain the recent winter wildfires of grass and scrub. Photo: Kristian Bording, DSB
Freakish winter wildfires in Norway have underlined the importance of adopting a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk management in an era of changing climate.

This report examines key findings of a survey carried out among European countries on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in order to get an overview to which extent, and how, member countries of the European Forum for

<b>Looking up: </b>The EFDRR is determined to share Europe’s experience in the lead-up to a new international framework for DRR. Photo: Hanne Negaard
Finland is set to follow in the footsteps of the UK this week and launch a peer review of its national implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the global agreement on disaster risk reduction. The 4th European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) heard that Finland is aiming for the same impact as the UK’s peer review – the world’s first – which served as a catalyst for high-level engagement and reflection. As Finland prepared for its review, which gets underway on 5 October, EFDRR members called for a better understanding of advances in governance and accountability of disaster management. They agreed to consolidate Europe’s learning in this regard.
Dr Ilan Kelman shares ideas with UNISDR Head Margareta Wahlström on how to implement effective risk reduction action.
A champion of local action to reduce disaster risk was this week honoured for his years of commitment in support of building safer and more resilient communities worldwide. The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction presented Dr Ilan Kelman with the Damir Čemerin Award for Local Change for his work to link disaster risk reduction with climate change adaptation.