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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.

Canada: 'Not all fires are worth fighting'

15 Oct 2014, Vancouver Sun

'Resilience will become more important as climate trends point to more years similar to this year with a summer drought that started sooner and lasted longer than normal,'Lori Daniels, an assistant professor in forest and conservation science in the University of British Columbia's faculty of forestry explains...


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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