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… explicitly deal with earthquake risk in construction; (vii) strengthening disaster resilience in Nigeria; (viii) insurance industry warning; (ix) Brazil’s first role model city; (x) Fiji’s business resilience; and (xi) reducing economic losses in New Zealand. … This newsletter … explicitly deal with earthquake risk in construction; (vii) strengthening disaster resilience in Nigeria; (viii) insurance industry warning; (ix) Brazil’s first role …
… of the main points of the key issues discussed during the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, held in Suva, Fiji on 2–4 June 2014. It presents (i) the … Fiji, French Polynesia, New Zealand and Thailand, addressing community resilience building and the role of leaders in this agenda; (iii) the perspectives of the Pacific … identify ways to include youth as agents of change in helping to make communities resilient towards risk; (vii) the private sector's role in building national …
GENEVA, 1 May 2013 - When college sophomore Sam Johnson started a Facebook page following the September 2010 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, to rally his peers to help affected communities, he never imagined that his idea would eventually mobilize an 'army' of young people across the country to take up similar efforts. Nor could he have imagin…
… of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA - the 10-year global disaster risk reduction action plan agreed upon in 2005 - established five priorities to reduce … to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels. The report, Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case studies from Thirty Countries, will …
… less than 1 per cent of total carbon emissions, but losses from disasters [caused by the latter] may ... endanger their very existence."   After noting that … including the private sector, had to be strengthened to address extreme weather and natural hazard challenges.   Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the UN … Kaye, detailed the response of her country to earthquake disasters and described how the country was sharing its expertise and experience with other countries and …
… GENEVA, May 22, 2013 - Community voices from around the world today urged disaster management and climate change adaptation practitioners to take greater … parliamentarian, Alex Byarugaba, said that climate change adaptation and disaster risk practitioners should build on the ancestral knowledge of community elders who … described how this grouping had pooled expertise and resources to bring disaster reduction programmes to some 300 grassroots communities in the South Pacific. He noted …
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21 November 2013
… of the Pacific continue to lead the world in efforts to unite climate change and disaster risk reduction initiatives under one development agenda. “Sustainable … a way that reinforces sustainable development and builds on the rich tradition of human settlement in the Pacific. There are many examples of Pacific solutions being … a way that reinforces sustainable development and builds on the rich tradition of human settlement in the Pacific. There are many examples of Pacific solutions being …
… NEW YORK, 15 January 2014 – “Disaster risk reduction should not be seen only as an imperative to protecting investments in … Bangladesh was one of several calls from governments for disaster and climate risk considerations to be incorporated at every stage of development. The seventh …
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3 June 2014
SUVA, 3 June 2014 – Not one child died at a school or kindergarten during the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011. It was one of the few bright spots from the major disaster that hit New Zealand’s principal city of its South Island. That remarkable statistic was also a resounding endorsement of the country’s efforts to teach its children to ‘Drop,…