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On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR, the European Commission, UNESCO and Wetlands International will join the International campaign “Home Safe Home” –Reducing exposure, reducing displacement” by holding an event to show evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of community-ecosystem-based disaster risk reducti…
… GENEVA, 5 October 2012 - On 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) will be an occasion to pay tribute … on the frontline making their communities and societies resilient to the impacts of disasters and the effects of climate change. Driven by the theme Women and Girls: the … disproportionately are also on the rise. A new record for economic losses was set last year of $380 billion. UNISDR's 2011 Global Assessment Report -- Revealing Risk, …
… disaster risk. Some 3,000 people are expected to attend this fourth session of the Global Platform which will be the last to take place before the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in … economic losses and fewer lives are being lost in major disaster events. "Eleven years after Yokohama the world met again in Japan to agree on the world's first …
GENEVA, 12 July 2012 - The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström, today praised the social cohesion and community solidarity which she observed during a two-day visit to Emilia Romagna where 13,000 people continue to live in tented camps and other emergency accommodation following two severe earthquakes in May.…
… GENEVA, 23 May 2013 - The three-day 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, attended by a record … 3,500 people and representatives from 172 governments, ended today with a call for "the immediate start of work to develop targets and indicators to monitor the reduction … innovations to address the challenges of increasing risk over the next 20 to 30 years. We need to enable local action, address climate risk and recognize the central …
Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facin…
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP), which takes place every two years, is the global forum for …
Why cities are at risk The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction for 2011 has shared some positive findings: globally, mortality risk to floods and tropical cyclones is now going down because vulnerability reduction is outpacing increases in exposure. However, vulnerability to hazards is very high and rapidly increasing in Europe and gener…
… 19 October 2018, Geneva – Put local communities at the heart of their disaster risk reduction plans and action. This was the call from the Permanent Representative … of the Sendai Framework – the globally agreed framework for reducing disaster risk. Cyrille Honoré, of the World Meteorological Organization, highlighted the role … the goals laid out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Disaster risk reduction equals poverty reduction,” said Mr. Kull. … 19 October 2018, Geneva – …
The policy brief informs local policymakers about the current trends and activities taking place in selected cities that have signed up to the Making Cities Resilient Campaign since 2010. The Summary draws largely on the findings of the Making Cities Resilient Report 2012, as well as interviews and information local governments have self-reported to the…