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… 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 disaster risks. Among them is Priority Action 3 - a global call to governments and …
… small island states and climate change experts have warned of a massive increase in human, economic and material losses in these countries if risk reduction measures are … contribute less than 1 per cent of total carbon emissions, but losses from disasters [caused by the latter] may ... endanger their very existence."   After … island States to sea level rises. But he noted that preventive measures were more cost-effective than post-disaster relief and recovery operations.   The Interior …
… population groups such as women and children. "Communities must play a leading role in disaster risk planning and implementation because they know the situation on … and response capacity, noting that 80 per cent of emergency response personnel were volunteers. A senior civil defence official for Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) said early … population groups such as women and children. "Communities must play a leading role in disaster risk planning and implementation because they know the situation on …
NEW YORK, 15 January 2014 – “Disaster risk reduction should not be seen only as an imperative to protecting investments in development, but also as an opportunity for a transformative shift towards resilient development.” This rousing statement from disaster-prone Bangladesh was one of several calls from governments for disaster and climate risk consid…
This summary provides the Chair’s assessment 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 findings of a ten-year review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the region; (ii) a summary of a High-level dialogue between prominent repr…