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07 June 2016, GENEVA - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today praised the French authorities for the country’s disaster preparedness and on-going response efforts in the face of the flood threat in Paris and other parts of the country. Mr. Glasser, who heads the UN Office for Disaster Ri…
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18 August 2015
… – UNISDR has added new momentum to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international plan to curb deaths and economic damage caused by natural and man-made hazards. The 'Words into Action' …
PARIS, 10 December 2015 – Home to the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and other priceless masterpieces, the world-famous Louvre Museum is all too aware of the need to fend off natural hazards. As negotiators at the COP21 summit in Paris fine-tune an international agreement on curbing climate change and mitigating its impact, the team at the museum are bus…
The impacts of natural hazards in the form of floods are severe, and lifeline systems … grid. The natural vegetation in catchment and recharge areas have been affected by human activities while the water sources are also at risk of pollution and lack of … grid. The natural vegetation in catchment and recharge areas have been affected by human activities while the water sources are also at risk of pollution and lack of …
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in 2021. …
… wealth of experience that exists throughout the world on how to manage and reduce disaster risks. The Guide can help states to assess where they stand in the … steps to take. It does not attempt to cover all risks, nor all elements of disaster risk reduction. Some sections outline basic points and processes for disaster risk
… and inspiration, as well as serving as a reference for lessons on how to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards and to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is intended for people who have an interest in and practice disaster risk management and sustainable development. Natural hazards can affect … taken into account if sustainable development is not to be achieved. Disaster risk reduction therefore concerns everyone, from villagers to heads of states, from bankers …
This study evaluated  approaches to developing a more connected urban water cycle. North West Cambridge is a new greenfield development consisting of 3,000 new homes and a 100,000m2 research and office space on the edge of Cambridge, UK. Since 2008, AECOM coordinated with the University of Cambridge to bring forward this groundbreaking development from…
… of the conference which examines vulnerability in Asia and discusses the state of disaster reduction activities in the region. It focuses on: urban vulnerability and … and inter-sectoral cooperation to address emerging challenges. The Asian Conference Disaster Reduction 2003 was held at the International Conference Center in Kobe, Hyogo … by the United Nations Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Cabinet Office of Japan, the Hyogo Prefecture, the …
… shows how building the capacity of local institutions is key to sustaining disaster risk reduction, and demonstrates the immediate impact of local and national political … local governments - Canada: The Ontario Provincial Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment - El Salvador: Strengthening connections between communities and local …