Working Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
At its ninth session, the Task Force appointed a new working
group on climate change and disaster risk reduction, to be co-chaired
by UNDP and WMO. Its timeliness and importance were noted, as
well as the work already underway among some stakeholders.
The WG was recognized as a key opportunity to share information
between the disaster reduction and climate change communities,
supported by the ISDR Secretariat (see
also UN GA resolution 58/215 on Natural disasters and vulnerability).
Group’s timeframe is 2004-2005.
Within this period the following activity areas have been identified
the Working Group:
a process of consultations to develop a policy paper on adaptation
to climate change, disaster reduction and sustainable development.
Prepare a systematic inventory of regional, national and where
possible sub-national initiatives that aim at building capacities
for adaptation to changing climate extremes.
- Make recommendations
at the IATF12 to strengthen the integration between adaptation
to climate change and disaster reduction
at policy, program-design and operational levels through
existing institutional mechanisms.
UNDP and WMO, with the support of the ISDR secretariat, developed
of reference and the first meeting of the group was
held on 6 October 2004.