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This paper addresses two broad questions that may guide the considerations toward the development and adoption of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR): (i) what is the core and nature of that which can and needs to be agreed at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction through the specific means of a new international policy framework? And (ii) What are the essential characteristics and elements that the post-2015 framework for DRR needs to have in order to support, if not ensure, the integration across development, climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction?
This document is the first in a series of instrumental papers intended to help national consultations and Regional Platforms deliberate on the content and form of the post-2015 framework for DRR and the commitments they need to make at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to implement the post-2015 framework for DRR. Its purpose is to provide an introductory chapeau to the questions concerning the development of the post-2015 framework for DRR addressed in the following papers: (i) toward the post-2015 framework for DRR - prospective retrospective; (ii) toward the post-2015 framework for DRR - countries’ guidance; (iii) tackling future risks, economic losses and exposure; (iv) the future of disaster risk management; and (v) toward a comprehensive indicator system.