Local governments play an essential role in disaster risk reduction and building resilience. At UNDRR’s 2022 Global Platform, the Local Leaders Forum opened a productive discussion on important issues around disaster resilience at city and district level.
This contributing paper looks into the use of disaster science in policy making for urban systems, where major risks need to be managed by bringing together emergency management, organisational resilience and climate change adaptation.
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
The UK’s Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards (IRNH) Programme was established in 2010 to support science-led research aiming to increase social and economic resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions. IRNH marked a new direction for
Climate change is likely to multiply the impacts of flooding the UK already faces, therefore further action must be taken to tackle both flood and climate risks to protect society, the economy and the environment. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate
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.
This paper discusses how building and sustaining a resilient business is a commercial imperative, based on the case of the United Kingdom. The author argues that successful businesses are those where the board has adopted a different mindset to regulation