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People in a destroyed house following Hurricane Matthew in Roche a Bateux, Haiti in October 2016.
When natural disasters strike, the difference between economic and insured losses can vary greatly. Our interactive tool highlights this protection gap in 12 countries and all global regions.
Swiss Reinsurance Company
The Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich has just introduced the first seismic risk model for Switzerland. It shows the potential impact of earthquakes on people and buildings in the country.
ETH Zurich
This report provides an independent evaluation of the benefits, costs, opportunities, and risks for Switzerland in becoming a participating state of the UCPM.
Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

DRR Community in Switzerland

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Sendai Framework Focal Point

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National policies and plans


Implementation of the Paris Agreement 

This publication provides an overview of the current state of climate policy in Switzerland. The primary pillars of the Paris Agreement are presented and important concepts such as the global CO2 budget and

Switzerland - government

A la suite de la motion déposée par l’ancien Conseiller aux Etats Hans Danioth le 29 septembre 1999, le Conseiller fédéral Moritz Leuenberger, chef du DETEC, a mandaté la PLANAT pour mettre en place une stratégie d’amélioration de la sécurité contre les

Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT

Second part of the Federal Council's strategy, 9 April 2014

The Action Plan is the second part of the Federal Council's strategy for adaptation to climate change. An essential component of the Action Plan are the measures of the Federal Offices of the

Switzerland - government

Risk and governance profile(s)

Cover - Switzerland VNR MTR
Switzerland's Voluntary National Report for the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF).
Switzerland - government
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.
Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT