Margareta Wahlstrom in Cairns to talk about disaster resilience and risk reduction
Empowering local governments to engage in DRR is the world’s hope to build resilience against climate change. UNISDR supports the work of local governments in DRR by raising their profile on the international stage. This is because cities are at the frontline of climate change, and are embracing DRR in ways that rival the action of national government. UNISDR is at the centre of a network of cities that has taken the GA-endorsed Hyogo Framework for Action and is applying it through the “Ten Essentials”, which are being promoted through the “Making Cities Resilient - My City Is Getting Ready!” campaign.
The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 3-6 July 2018.
- Asia and The Pacific Asia and the Pacific set priorities for accelerated disaster risk reduction
- Asia and The Pacific Bangladesh declares climate change a “planetary emergency”