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… the session and encapsulated the latest thinking in disaster risk management. “The DRR community is looking at three key areas, as it thinks of a sustainable development … risk reduction but since then there has been a significant shift in understanding DRR as a development issue,” said New Zealand. “In our view, DRR should be recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals because disasters affect …
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - The biggest challenge facing next year’s UN World Conference to agree on a new global DRR framework, is how to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national development plans, Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said on Wednesday. Addressing a high-level panel at the 4th Sess…
GUAYAQUIL, 29 May 2014 - A new global framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) must seek to strengthen the role of local government because the impact of all disasters is local, the 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard on Wednesday. With urban populations set to continue rising, it is vital that local governments ca…