UN/ISDR Information Note to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, no. 3.
The UN/ISDR secretariat commissioned three papers to guide discussions at the High Level Dialogue of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster risk Reduction. The notes are provided as background information relative to the three selected topics. The authors of the notes were requested to introduce the topics briefly, to provide some excerpts of cases studies, with figures, as well as highlighting some pressure points that could be addressed by the ISDR system. The three notes are (1) Linking Disaster risk Reduction, Climate Change and Development, (2) Urban and Megacities Risk – What is at stake and what should be done?, (3) Costs and Benefits of Disaster Risk Reduction.