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The development of multi-hazard risk assessment frameworks has gained momentum in the recent past, aiming to provide a complete risk panorama at locations and portfolios exposed to the occurrence of different perils. Nevertheless, for a proper risk quantification, on which under or overestimations should not occur, a rigorous consideration of the lo…
… held workshops with multiple stakeholders to complete the United Nations City Disaster Resilience Scorecard. The workshops were notable in identifying both … agencies. These gaps, if left unaddressed, could easily have led to a compromised disaster response, or to development and other activity that would have weakened … produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. … Stamford (USA), Puerto Montt (Chile) and Luanda (Angola) cities …
This study presents a risk assessment carried out in Colombia, Belize and Spain with an open model that can be used by every government or user: the CAPRA (Comprehensive Approach to Probabilistic Risk Assessment) platform. This platform is open access, open source and has a modular architecture, and can be used free of cost. This document shows that a…
… arising from, and overcome the barriers to, the implementation of a multihazard and multi-risk assessment approach within current risk management regimes. Working at two … and practitioners to better understand how to effectively implement the results of multi-risk assessment. The paper offers the following recommendations for future directions (pp. 10-12): creation of multi-risk platforms; creation of local multi-risk commissions. This document is an …
… se concentra en reducir la vulnerabilidad de la población ante desastres de origen natural y tiene como objetivo mejorar las capacidades de las comunidades expuestas a … se concentra en reducir la vulnerabilidad de la población ante desastres de origen natural y tiene como objetivo mejorar las capacidades de las comunidades expuestas a …
This report asserts that the more widespread integration of science into disaster risk reduction policy making will depend on science being ‘useful, useable and used’. The case studies in the report describe specific examples of scientific learning being employed to enhance disaster risk reduction, providing evidence that science is useable for disaster…
… All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of communities, to save lives, to secure livelihoods and to prevent the loss of …
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5 February 2009
… This book was produced to mark the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), a United Nations initiative to reduce the negative effects … to raise the profile of the IDNDR initiative, bringing issues concerning natural disaster management to a wider audience. … This book was produced to mark the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), a United Nations initiative to reduce the negative effects …
@local.glob, issue no. 3 – year 2006: The document assists in facilitating and supporting efforts by governments, local authorities, international organizations, and multilateral financial and trade institutions to invest in reducing disaster risk and to promote sustainable development policies that will create better opportunities for all. This speci…
Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table. In the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, producers Emiliano Rodríguez Nuesch and Víctor Orellana show how the women fed neighbors and helped revive their local economies after the tsunamis that hit Chile in 2010 and Japan the following year