This year on the 4th of November 3rd Croatian National platform for disaster risk reduction conference was held in Zagreb, Croatia.
The Conference was opened by the Director of the National Protection and Rescue Directorate and, more than 150 participants attended the Conference.
At this year's conference 20 professional papers were presented and more than that submitted, prior to the conference, in five thematic sections: Climate change and disaster risk reduction; Floods and flood control; Formal and informal education in protection and rescue; Strengthening of the normative basis and disaster risk reduction; and The contributions of science to disaster risk reduction.
At the end of the Conference conclusions were made and adopted by the Director, one of which is:
• Extreme weather events, and related major accidents and disasters, are increasingly becoming a reality in the Republic of Croatia. In order to adapt to climate change, which the Republic of Croatia and the region is exposed to, it is necessary to increase investment in climate modeling, forecasting and analysis, in order to support sector planning in the sectors facing the risk. When developing strategies for adapting to climate change it is necessary to include elements of disaster risk reduction
• Strengthening the powers and responsibilities of the Croatian platform, and the possibility of its transformation into a stronger national mechanism which acts as the actual holder of the disaster risk reduction activities, provides coordination and support to all stakeholders in disaster risk reduction and affects the implementation of strategic planning and management in reducing disaster risk should be considered.
Representatives of all of the Platforms cooperators, heads of state bodies and institutions, doctors, professors and experts from most ministries, universities, colleges, directorates, institutes, agencies, city governments, public companies and institutions and private companies.
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