The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
This paper describes a campaign developed by World Animal Protection designed to increase the level of preparedness of pet owners in Costa Rica. The campaign was implemented in 2012-2014 following a quantitative research study that determined the gaps in
Chile complies with seven of the nine criteria of climate change vulnerability according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Consequently, Chile has a National Policy for Disaster Risk Management and a National Strategic Plan
A long-lasting conflict and recurrent disasters in the cities have kept the county underdeveloped in Afghanistan. Rapid urbanisation and climate change would put more challenges to urban communities. In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in
Recognizing a potential of World Risk Index (WRI), this paper will, based on the preliminary analysis results, exhibit a basic framework of the sectoral breakdown of WRI as an initial step toward establishing a practical reference to guide recovery needs for BBB in Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Fire prevention covers controlling both fire hazards and fire risks. Preventing wildfires through controlling the quantity or arrangement of forest fuels can be a solution. Fuelbreaks are a common method of applying hazard reduction. Fuelbreaks are man
This paper explores the Campaign of Sustainable and Resilient Universities, which was created between October 2016 and December 2017 by the University Network of the America and the Caribbean for Disaster Risk Reduction. The campaign fulfils the four
Paradoxically, it is by looking in depth through archives at the analysis of disasters impacts on societies (risks and vulnerability) and their mechanics that historians discover indirectly the responses formulated by our predecessors that DRR
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The impact of climate change on urban livelihoods and natural biodiversity systems has long been observed worldwide. Shaped by the type of hazards and the degree of exposure, ‘extensive disaster risks’ derived from urbanisation, environmental degradation
States have many policy options at their disposal to manage the risks associated with natural hazards. Some options have been used extensively with varying levels of success, such as planning regulations and building codes. Others are less well developed
The intention of this paper is to contribute to Sendai Framework Priority 1, “Understanding disaster risk”, and Priority 2, “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk”, by examining biological hazards and by proposing a structure for