For IDDRR 2021, the DRM PPG spoke to Jenty Kirsch-Wood, Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Management, on a range of topics around disaster risk reduction, and the importance of the IDDRR campaign.
Disastrous events are often proclaimed as a Black Swan—an unlikely and unexpected occurrence, but a closer study often reveals them to be Black Elephants—hazards that are known and understood but not addressed.
Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa works with the Research Center for Geotechnology, Research Organization of Earth Sciences, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), previously known as Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
Research by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that the world is likely to warm much earlier than previously anticipated. Losses from disasters will undermine economic growth and poverty reduction in the Asia-Pacific.