A fundamental shift in DRR: integrating ecosystem-based solutions with climate and development dimensions

24 May 2017
13:30 - 14:30
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Partners for Resilience Alliance (Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Care Netherlands, Cordaid, Wetlands International), United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, UNESCO, UNEP, Helvetas Swiss Interc
Susana Tol (susanna.tol@wetlands.org) Fabrice Renaud (renaud@ehs.unu.edu) Thandie Mwape (tmwape@redcross.nl)
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Disaster risks can be reduced if ecosystem-based solutions are integrated into DRR, climate change adaptation and sustainable development planning. A full understanding of root causes to risk across the landscape and how we manage land and water resources is central to sustainability and resilience. Ecosystems globally are under pressure. We need initiatives that can transform whole landscapes into safer and more prosperous environments. The Sendai Framework recognises this fundamental shift, but what does it take to speed up implementation on the ground? We will share promising examples and identify different components of a forward-looking plan.