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OSLO, 5 February 2014 – Freakish winter wildfires in Norway have underlined the importance of adopting a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk management in an era of changing climate. The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms Margareta Wahlström, told a meeting of Norway’s leading disaster risk management p…
GENEVA, 15 July 2014 – Local communities are already leading the way in adopting a holistic approach to development, the Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction heard today. Mr. Erling Kvernevik, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, said a quick look at what is happening day-in day-o…