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Insights gained into geo-hydrological disaster management 25 years after the catastrophic landslides of 1998 in southern Italy
This article documents positive and negative experiences related to the deadly landslide disaster on 5 May 1998 in Italy, finding a possible link between prevention measures and mortality reduction.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Landslide-affected road
Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake.
Newcastle University
Venice was spared from disaster. That’s because of a $6 billion engineering project designed to protect Venice from mass flooding and the exhausting cycle of cleanup and recovery.
Washington Post, the

DRR Community in Italy


Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal PointItalian Civil Protection Department

National Platform

Italy National Platform

National policies and plans


Obiettivo principale della strategia nazionale di adattamento è elaborare una visione nazionale su come affrontare gli impatti dei cambiamenti climatici, comprese le variazioni climatiche e gli eventi meteo-climatici estremi, individuare un set di azioni

Italy - government

This declaration raises awareness of resilience vis-à-vis cultural heritage. It was adopted during the international conference “Building cities' resilience to disasters: protecting cultural heritage and adapting to climate change” organized by UNISDR

European Union Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Venice United Nations Human Settlements Program, Disaster Mitigation Office

Risk and governance profile(s)

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This G20 Climate Risk Atlas factsheets sheds light on the risks faced by Italy. The G20 Climate Risk Atlas is the contribution of the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change to ensure attentive and well-informed climate action
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
National Civil Protection Department