Germany

This country is covered by UNISDR's Europe office.

This risk profile is currently being updated with new data from the 2013 Global Risk Update.
Germany has focal point(s) for  
National Platform
Sendai Framework

Focal Points

Sendai Framework, National Platform

Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)

Website: http://www.bbk.bund.de/
Contact: Senior Advisor
Phone: +49228995503704 +49 172 517 0731

Hyogo Framework for Action

German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)

Website: http://www.dkkv.org
Contact: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +49 22844601827 / +49 228 619-1290 +49-1629097040

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Institutional Structure / National Platform Description

Germany
Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
(Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenvorsorge, BBK)

Date of creation: 2000 and restructuring in 2017
Website: Website: www.bbk.bund.de

History
Following the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015 – 2030) the German Federal Government established its National Focal Point within the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK).

Due to its coordinating function the National Focal Point is supposed to have, integrating the German National Focal Point within the BBK was a comprehensible step to ensure the appropriate coordination of achieving the targets set within the Sendai Framework as well as enabling the coordination between the relevant actors in Germany.

In line with the creation of the National Focal Point, also the German National Platform was newly created after the adoption of the Sendai Framework.

Structure
The BBK was established on 1 May 2004 within the remit of the Federal Ministry of the Interior as a central organisational element working to ensure the safety of the population, combining and providing all relevant tasks and information in a single place.

The National Focal Point within the BKK is overseen by an inter-ministerial working group that consists of the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry of the Interior as well as the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Red Cross (GRC). Through this inter-ministerial working group, the National Focal Point gains the legitimacy to act on behalf of the German Federal Government.

While the National Focal Point ensures the continued coordination of the German efforts to achieve the Sendai targets, the National Platform ensures the cooperation and exchange between the relevant.
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Country Information

Population:
82.6 million
GDP 2007:
1,999.5 billion USD

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