Why a Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster risk threatens both human and economic development and ...
Accurately identify and measure contemporary patterns and trends in disaster risk  Increase our understanding of the causa...
Disaster risk is intensively concentrated
it’s unevenly distributed….. 22.5 million exposed per year GDPcap. US$31,267 HDI  =0.953 Mortality ratio = 1 16 million ex...
……  is increasing globally
and….. hits small countries hardest.
Global risk is driven by poverty and weak governance
Risk is also extensively spread …..
………… .and increasing rapidly
… .. feeds back into poverty
driven by…….. deficient urban and local governance
...vulnerable rural livelihoods
and ... declining ecosystem services
…… magnified by climate change
Mixed progress in reducing risk
the key message <ul><li>In order to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce disaster risk and achieving the Hyogo Framework of Actio...
Accelerate global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change and to i ncrease the economic resilience of small and vulnerab...
<ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul></ul>www.preventionweb.net/gar09
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This is the presentation of the United Nations 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate.

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  • This is the presentation of the United Nations 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, titled, Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate.
  • 2009 Global Assessment Report presentation, 12 May 2009

    1. 2. Why a Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction Disaster risk threatens both human and economic development and is magnified by climate change. Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) endorsed by 168 UN member states in January 2005 First biennial global assessment report of disaster risk reduction of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). Coordinated by UNISDR with UNDP, World Bank, UNEP, ProVention, WMO and many other partners.
    2. 3. Accurately identify and measure contemporary patterns and trends in disaster risk Increase our understanding of the causal factors of risk and of it’s consequences for human and economic development Assess the progress being made by countries towards achieving the HFA Propose policy initiatives to address gaps and challenges Objectives of the Report ……
    3. 4. Disaster risk is intensively concentrated
    4. 5. it’s unevenly distributed….. 22.5 million exposed per year GDPcap. US$31,267 HDI =0.953 Mortality ratio = 1 16 million exposed per year GDP cap. US$5,137 HDI = 0.771 Mortality ratio = 17
    5. 6. …… is increasing globally
    6. 7. and….. hits small countries hardest.
    7. 8. Global risk is driven by poverty and weak governance
    8. 9. Risk is also extensively spread …..
    9. 10. ………… .and increasing rapidly
    10. 11. … .. feeds back into poverty
    11. 12. driven by…….. deficient urban and local governance
    12. 13. ...vulnerable rural livelihoods
    13. 14. and ... declining ecosystem services
    14. 15. …… magnified by climate change
    15. 16. Mixed progress in reducing risk
    16. 17. the key message <ul><li>In order to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce disaster risk and achieving the Hyogo Framework of Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt to climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve the Millennium Development Goals Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Address the underlying risk drivers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>poor urban governance; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ecosystem decline; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vulnerable rural livelihoods </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Accelerate global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change and to i ncrease the economic resilience of small and vulnerable economies Invest in risk reducing development to address the underlying risk drivers Introduce governance innovations to ensure that risk reduction considerations are factored into all new development Disaster risk reduction lowers the cost of poverty reduction and climate change adaptation invest today for a safer tomorrow
    18. 19. <ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul></ul>www.preventionweb.net/gar09

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