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PEDRR input into post-2015 global framework on disaster risk reduction


This concept note articulates PEDRR’s position on the post 2015 framework on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the progress it expects to be made through consultations that will inform development towards a post 2015 framework during the 4th Global Platform on DRR in May 2013 in Geneva. It explains the linkages between environment and DRR, and environment and the Hyogo Framework For Action; and details some key considerations.

It formulates 6 specific recommendations on strengthening the role of environment: (i) environment should be accorded the status of a cross-cutting issue; (ii) ecosystem based approaches should be explicitly recognized by Member States as an integrated solution to DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA); (iii) existing DRR institutions and structures should be formally recognized by Member States; (iv) Environmental impact assessments should be expanded to incorporate disaster risk assessment; (v) The role of science and scientific research on the DRR functions of ecosystems, complemented by local and indigenous knowledge, should be recognized; and (vi) community based/community led initiatives that promote the use of ecosystem based approaches to DRR and CCA should be more strongly promoted and explicitly supported by national policies.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Environment, Governance, Indigenous Knowledge, Risk Identification & Assessment

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/33534

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