DISASTER RISK SENDAI FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES HAZARDS KNOWLEDGE BASE

Is San Francisco ready for the next devastating quake?

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Thirty years after Loma Prieta quake, California is launching an earthquake early warning app but the Bay Area is still plagued by structural threats and flammable fuels.

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PreventionWeb is managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Resource guides

  • The business case for DRR
    Explore the economic, social and environmental dividends of investing in disaster risk reduction.
  • Assessing and disclosing climate-related financial risks
    Physical climate risk has emerged as a prominent threat to the financial sector and the global economy. Understanding investments’ exposure to risk from climate hazards is a critical step toward building resilience.
  • Building resilient bridges
    Disasters can damage or entirely destroy bridges and cause widespread destruction and social mayhem. But factoring risk into design and maintenance can help ensure the safety of the millions of people who cross bridges on a daily basis.
  • Building resilient grids
    Disasters can impact electric grids with damaging economic, environmental, and public health consequences. Grid resilience can help ensure that power disruptions are minimal and do not affect critical services.
  • Building resilient ports and harbours
    When disasters disrupt port operations, they can cause significant economic losses on a global scale. Adapting ports to a changing climate and investing in disaster resilience is critical to reduce the economic impacts from catastrophic events.
  • Building resilient roads
    Access disruptions on roads following a disaster can cause significant social and economic losses. Risk informed infrastructure investment is critical to ensure the construction and maintenance of resilient road networks.
  • Fragility and disasters 
    This collection analyses the nexus between disasters, conflicts and fragility.
  • Half a degree matters to curb disaster risk
    The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming may not seem significant. But research shows that failing to limit global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will significantly increase disaster risk.
  • Understanding evacuation behaviour
    While evacuation saves lives, many people choose not to leave when faced with a disaster. These resources explore the multiple factors influencing the decision to evacuate.
 

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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