Comprehensive Risk Management: The 'How-To' for Achieving Coherence

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
UNDRR Bonn Office
Copy of event for the 2021 Asia Pacific Climate Week
Event language(s)
  • English

Climate change is changing the magnitude, frequency, duration, and severity of climate-related hazards, and has become a major driver of disaster losses and setbacks in development. As a result, risks are growing and are becoming more complex, leading to compounding and cascading impacts with adverse consequences on ecological and human systems.  At the same time, other underlying risk drivers such as poverty, demographic development, land degradation or conflicts are aggravating exposure and vulnerability to climate-related hazards. 

Therefore, the complex and systemic nature of climate and disaster risks requires the adoption of a Comprehensive Risk Management (CRM) approach. This includes applying this approach to the assessment and integration of risks into planning for the implementation of the 2030 global frameworks.

This session will answer the following questions:

  • What is Comprehensive Risk Management (CRM)?
  • What are its core elements/principles?
  • Why is it important?
  • How can CRM be applied in assessing risk?
  • What are the in-country needs to apply CRM to address risks specific to Asia-Pacific?

This event is being organized as an affiliated event for the 2021 Asia Pacific Climate Week.

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