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Sustainable Development & DRR

2015 – a year of opportunity on climate

17 March 2015

'It’s clear that climate change is going to have dramatic consequences for disaster risk reduction, particularly for poorer countries,' said Mr. Phil Evans, Government Services Director at the United Kingdom’s Met Office. The scale of the challenge makes it all the more important to seize the unique opportunity of 2015...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.