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

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Part III
security in the future, disaster risk reduction may be entering the void.
Predicting what the impact of global climate change, energy consumption or population growth may look like in 20, 50 or 100 years has become something of a social obsession and can be disempowering. Ultimately, if the planetary system is going to collapse, why invest in managing today’s risks? At the same time, however, economic stakeholders do not just react passively to change, but actually shape it. Understanding the economic, political and social forces that are currently driving risk can also help to identify gaps and points of inflection where change is possible.
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Annex I countries include the industrialized countries that were members of the OECD in 1992, plus countries with economies in transition, including the Russian Federation, the Baltic States, and several Central and Eastern European States. For the full list of Annex I countries, see observers/parties/annex_i/items/2774.php.
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