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  • Essential One: Organise for Disaster Resilience
    Put in place organization and coordination to understand and reduce disaster risk, based on participation of citizen groups and civil society. Build local alliances. Ensure that all departments understand their role to disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
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  • Essential Two: Identify, Understand and Use Current and Future Risk Scenarios
    Assign a budget for disaster risk reduction and provide incentives for homeowners, low-income families, communities, businesses and public sector to invest in reducing the risks they face.
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  • Essential Three: Strengthen Financial Capacity for Resilience
    Maintain up-to-date data on hazards and vulnerabilities, prepare risk assessments and use these as the basis for urban development plans and decisions. Ensure that this information and the plans for your city's resilience are readily available to the public and fully discussed with them.
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  • Essential Four: Pursue Resilient Urban Development and Design
    Invest in and maintain critical infrastructure that reduces risk, such as flood drainage, adjusted where needed to cope with climate change.
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  • Essential Five: Safeguard Natural Buffers to Enhance Ecosystems’ Protective Functions
    Assess the safety of all schools and health facilities and upgrade these as necessary.
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  • Essential Six: Strengthen Institutional Capacity for Resilience
    Apply and enforce realistic, risk compliant building regulations and land use planning principles. Identify safe land for low-income citizens and develop upgrading of informal settlements, wherever feasible.
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  • Essential Seven: Understand and Strengthen Societal Capacity for Resilience
    Ensure education programmes and training on disaster risk reduction are in place in schools and local communities.
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  • Essential Eight: Increase Infrastructure Resilience
    Protect ecosystems and natural buffers to mitigate floods, storm surges and other hazards to which your city may be vulnerable. Adapt to climate change by building on good risk reduction practices.
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  • Essential Nine: Ensure Effective Disaster Response 
    Install early warning systems and emergency management capacities in your city and hold regular public preparedness drills.
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  • Essential Ten: Expedite Recovery and Build Back Better
    After any disaster, ensure that the needs of the survivors are placed at the centre of reconstruction with support for them and their community organizations to design and help implement responses, including rebuilding homes and livelihoods.
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