Shipping ports are crucial for the global economy. They handle the majority of trade, and transportation hubs and provide employment. Ports are located in coastal areas or on large rivers and are exposed to natural hazards such as storms and floods.
The Pacific Resilience Standards (PRS) have been developed to ensure the quality, effectiveness and integrity of resilience building. They operationalise the 10 Guiding Principles for the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP).
This report aims to strengthen DRR policies and programs in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), through identifying the achievements, challenges, constraints, and gaps that SIDS face in the means of implementing the Sendai Framework.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Alliance of Small Islands States
New research shows how serious storm events - such as cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes - lead to the deterioration of democracy in island nations as political agents seize a window of opportunity that is a breeding ground for autocracy.
The panellists discussed innovative solutions in disaster risk finance where SIDS are leading the way, while simultaneously helping to establish deeper collaboration between governments, international humanitarian organizations and risk financing entities
Careers in resilience: As Head of the Environment and Climate Change Department for the Indian Ocean Commission, Gina Bonne assists island states to manage climate change-related issues and disaster risk reduction.