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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.

Deforestation drives worsening flooding in Kashmir

7 Jul 2015, TRF

Despite substantial spending to protect its once-thick forests, Jammu and Kashmir is fast losing them to urban expansion and lack of planning among others. 'The trees along the rivers which worked as a flood defence have disappeared in the past few years and hardly any new trees have come up in their place,' said Thoru Ram, a farmer from Pragwal...


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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