Technological Hazards: Engaging a New Community in DRR

26 May 2017
13:00 - 13:55
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European Commission and the European Commission Joint Research Centre with UNEP, OCHA, DPRI and OECD
Elisabeth Krausmann (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Urbanization and industrialization are increasing the risk of technological accidents from man-made causes or natural hazards (so-called Natech accidents). However, there is no overarching framework for managing technological risks which are handled by specific communities often in isolation from broader risk-reduction efforts. The side event will explore future needs to support technological and Natech risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework. Participants will discuss the risks of technological accidents and critical-infrastructure disruptions, and identify options for better integrating technological risks in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development efforts, with a focus on prevention and preparedness. The side event will also see the launch of the Words into Action: Sendai Implementation Guide on Technological/Man-Made Hazards.