Disaster Risk Reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use, natural resource management and adaptation to climate change

This document highlights the role of the environment as an important issue in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). However, it is true that the environmental dimension has been overlooked to a certain extent and has not received adequate attention and practical guidance in the field of disaster risk management.

The publication proceeds with some recommendations regarding the integration of the issue of the environment in HFA 2:

  • Environment should be made a cross cutting issue in HFA 2.
  • Bridging policy and institutional gaps and improved multi-sectoral coordination.
  • Strategic environmental assessments and environmental impact assessment can operate as vehicles to hardwire Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
  • Linkages between DRR and Climate Change Adaptation should be strengthened.
  • Scientific knowledge on the role of ecosystems in DRR should be advanced.

This document is a background paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Date:
2014
Author(s):
Kanwar, S.S.; Thummarukudy, M.
Pages:
97 p.
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Environment & Ecosystems, Disaster Risk Management
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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