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BUCHAREST, 28 September 2016 – Scientists and disaster risk experts from the Mediterranean and beyond have vowed to step up efforts to raise awareness among the general public of how to react to the threat of tsunamis. “Public awareness is one of the most important activities,” said Professor Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner of Turkey’s Middle East Technical Univ…
… plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain. Meteoalarm, which provides … of the efforts being celebrated in the upcoming edition of International Day for Disaster Reduction. The day, which is held every 13 October, is an annual celebration … which oversees the Meteoalarm portal on behalf of its fellow European nations. “Good science is about looking out of the window to see what’s actually happening on …
9 February 2017, GENEVA – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomes a substantial increase in funding from Sweden for its efforts to curb the impact of natural and human-induced hazards. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will provide UNISDR with the equivalent of US$8.5 million over the…
The urban experience of COVID-19 is “a trigger for us to re-examine the meaning of local resilience,” said Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in a webinar with cities and local government representatives. Emilia Saiz, Secretary-General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) agreed and said t…
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South Eastern Europe disaster risk mitigation and adaptation programme: This document reviews the coordination of disaster mitigation, preparedness and response among the Civil Protection actors of South Eastern Europe (SEE), identifying needs both with respect to staff capacity and training and in terms of disaster risk reduction facilities, with a fo…
The world has recently seen extreme climate events and natural disasters, occurring simultaneously in various countries. In light of an urgent need to design new adaptation and resilience pathways, the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) will gather experts, cities and stakeholders to discuss the EU Adaptation Strategy. The event will take place i…
… risks and impacts. He said that by having access to more information about their flood risk, the city implemented an integrated flood management system that included porous pavements, rain capturing stations and … information is often lacking,” said Harding during the seminar on integrated urban flood management challenges and approaches in the developing world. The seminar …
World Urban Forum, NAPLES, 4 September 2012 - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, into the global "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign, a two-year old campaign to protect lives and reduce economic losses from disasters in urban settings. Gothenburg with a population of 500,000 is the…
The Government of Sweden has been pushing for policy and action to support the poor in adapting to a changing climate and has also been a strong supporter of mainstreaming effective disaster risk reduction into development efforts. As chair of the Consultative Group for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Government of S…