Finland: National platform for disaster risk reduction - Action plan for disaster risk reduction
Ministry of the Interior (Finland)
This document is the action plan for disaster risk reduction (National Platform) prepared by the Finnish Cooperation Network, appointed to act as a cooperation body and to prepare a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. It mainly features activities carried out by the participating actors to promote disaster risk reduction. It also describes the actions of parties who are not represented in the Cooperation Network but who, despite this, are associated with disaster risk reduction.
The activities are categorised following the priorities for actions referred to in the concluding document of the Kobe Conference, as progress on national efforts is reported following these priorities. The priorities for action include: (i) ensuring that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority; (ii) identifying, assessing and monitoring risks and enhancing early warning; (iii) building a culture of safety and resilience; (iv) reducing the underlying risk factors; and (v) strengthening disaster preparedness and effective response. It considers the following risks: floods, storms, forest fires, drought, exceptional temperatures, biological disasters and disasters caused by natural hazards abroad.
Aspects that various parties focus on developing have been collected under each priority for action. The National Platform aims also to monitor the progress in each issue. In addition, the Cooperation Network aims to find issues for which there is a clear need for development.