Policies and Plans

Governance of risk plays a central role in managing disaster risk. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, in particular, are crucial for coordinating DRR implementation at both the national and local levels. They serve as the cornerstone for effective disaster risk governance and risk-informed development.

National and local strategies set implementation milestones, establish key roles and responsibilities, and identify technical and financial resources. At the same time, the existence of regional/sub-regional strategies and/or legally binding frameworks for disaster risk reduction acts as a significant incentive for the development of DRR strategies at national level.

This page displays regional, national and local policy documents and declarations on disaster risk, climate adaptation and resilience:

Submit a local, national, or regional policy and plan, a national legal framework, or an intergovernmental declaration.

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The Barbados Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Policy 2022 ensures that there is a strategic direction to keeping people safe and making communities more resilient to disaster and climate related risks and impacts.
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The Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Antigua and Barbuda addressed the ongoing challenges and achievements of SIDS.
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The Kegali calls for urgent and transformative actions by the global community and decision-makers; by the climate science community, especially WCRP and its partners around the world; and public and private sector agencies and funders.
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The Declaration de Chaillot is a foundational document for international cooperation that will enable progress towards a rapid, fair, and effective transition of the sector.
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This transport adaptation strategy includes actions and policies to enhance climate adaptation planning across the transport sector, ensure these plans are achieved, and lead to improved climate resilience in the transport system.
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This National Action Plan for Health Security, based on the JEE recommendations and other complementary assessments, covers all the 19 technical areas required to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats.
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The New South Wales (NSW) Reconstruction Authority has developed Australia’s first State Disaster Mitigation Plan (SDMP).
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This Act seeks to define a legal framework towards making Mauritius a climate-change resilient, and low emission, country.

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