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Reducing the impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable communities and countries through sound environmental management policies and approaches in disaster risk reduction.

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US: Celebrating Earth Day by protecting people, places and local economies from climate change

22 Apr 2015, White House, United States of America - gov

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, President Obama will visit the Florida Everglades, where rising seas and other climate change impacts are endangering one of the nation’s most iconic landscapes – and increasing risks to the State’s $82 billion tourism economy...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

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