The Sendai Framework in the Arab Region: A Climate Risk Nexus Approach

26 May 2017
16:00 - 16:45
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The League of Arab States
Fadi Janan ( )
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

The Arab region faces unprecedented challenges due to a rapidly changing climate, greater exposure to disaster risks, and increasing trends of land degradation. The situation is particularly severe for vulnerable communities in the region that are already struggling with food and water insecurity. Unless assisted, these communities will likely not be able to cope in a scenario where growing and accessing food, and ensuring sufficient water for production and consumption, is becoming ever more difficult. This side event provides a platform to exchange experiences on the 2030 agenda and the Sendai Framework implementation in the Arab region, focusing on lessons learned and challenges that are unique to the Arab context. Opportunities to catalyze new partnerships and approaches and effective policy making and programmes in support of the Sendai priorities, will also be highlighted.