In the face of growing disaster losses and risk in the Asia-Pacific region, government disaster risk management agencies, international organizations, and civil society groups met in the Australian city of Brisbane last week to agree on priorities for accelerating action for reducing the risk of disasters.
The Earth’s natural ecosystems and physical environment in which communities live are rapidly deteriorating and, in turn, increasing the risk of premature morbidity and mortality of people worldwide. Hydrometeorological hazards are concentrating
At an event organized by MIKTA partners - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - experts in DRR highliht meaningful community engagement as central to achievement of the Sendai Framework and SDG agenda.
Australia will host the 2020 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will have strong participation from Pacific islands and showcase the work of the National Resilience Taskforce.
The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today with the adoption of the Ulaanbataar Declaration, agreement on a two year plan of action and the news that Australia will host the next Conference in 2020.
Significant investments in resilience are required to safeguard future massive investment in infrastructure across Asia in the coming years, a high level session heard today at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.