Voluntary commitment

Wind-Related Disaster Risk Reduction

Description

It has been reported that 80-85% of the natural disaster economic losses in the world are caused by extreme wind related events, and it is hypothesized that, global warming has the potential to further exacerbate this scenario through increase in the number and intensity of weather-related disasters. IG-WRDRR promises to establish linkages and to coordinate various communities to serve as inter-agency coordinators with a charter to work with international organizations involving agencies of the UN and involved NGOs, and to empower them with the responsibility to serve as a bridge between policy makers and agencies responsible for actually carrying out the DRR at the local community level.

Targets

The main taegets of the IG-WRDRR are identified as follows: bridging the gap between policy makers, technology experts and groups responsible for implementation; knowledge / technology transfer to local communities; and the impact of climate change on wind related hazards.

Indicators

Annual international seminars/workshops/conferences on WRDRR
Update of wind-resistant design code/standard
New methods/facilities towards disaster mitigation

Means of verification

Brochers/proceedings/video towards WRDRR
Update of wind-resistant design code/standard
New methods/facilities towards disaster mitigation

Timeframe

March 2015 to December 2017

Attachments

Project description:

Contact Person

Prof Yukio Tamura
Program Coordinator, The International Group for Wind-Related Disaster Risk Reduction

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