Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Making development sustainable: The future of disaster risk management

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Part II - Chapter 6
For more information on local, national and regional HFA reports, see progress/?pid:73&pil:1.
Various sources: nhess-11-2321-2011.pdf;; (accessed 11 January 2015).
For more information on the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, see and the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative: (accessed 28 August 2014).
For more information on these initiatives, see www. and summit/action-areas.
and environmental responsibility are increasingly being adopted by businesses to enhance their value proposition (GAR 13 paperUNECE, 2014

GAR13 Reference UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe). 2014,Standards and Normative Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Management, Background Paper prepared for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR..
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The way in which disaster risk management has been approached is now being challenged by these innovative efforts, most of which are currently in a phase of exploration rather than consolidation. As the HFA comes to a close, therefore, disaster risk management finds itself at something of a crossroads. Disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 are blowing away the veils of hyper-reality to show that even countries with apparently mature and comprehensive disaster risk governance arrangements in place are challenged by continued risk accumulation. The governance approach based on the disaster management cycle and represented by a specialized disaster risk management sector may have reached its limit, while at the same time a new governance paradigm has yet to emerge.
(Source: ISO, 2014.)
Figure 6.5 Uptake of environmental management system standards
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