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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.

New Zealand: Will Aucklanders walk on water?

21 Aug 2014, Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd

Sea walls may be appropriate in some places, but Gundermann believes resilience means living with encroaching water rather than trying to keep it out. This will be much cheaper in the long run, but will also help communities build resilience, he said...


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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