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Urban Resilience: GIDRM inputs towards urban resilience as transversal topic

Source(s):  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM)

This documents shares some a list of inputs developed by GIDRM that can contribute to the discussion on urban resilience among city representatives/decision makers and sector specialists. To strengthen urban resilience the studies conducted and shared in the document include several recommendations.

The objective here is to facilitate and accompany the development and implementation of Strategies for Urban Resilience as part of a sustainable urban development policies and contributing solid mechanisms for the national risk governance in partner countries. These strategies are promoted from different perspective, e.g. technological trends or climate change. However, DRM plays an increasingly important role. Strategies for Urban Resilience are essential to assess, prevent, prepare and respond to natural and human-made, sudden and slow-onset, expected and unexpected hazards with a systemic approach.

At city level all sectorial and transversal topics exist and demand attention, therefore an urban resilience approach can be instrumental to link international agendas such as the Sendai Framework, the Paris Agreement, the Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda. Based on an in-depth multi-hazard risk analysis a planning and implementation process could be established according to the principals of DRM and climate change adaption, which will contribute to the respective goals of the Agenda 2030.

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