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Strengthening Disaster Resilience is Essential to Sustainable Development (2016)

G-Science Academies Statement 2016

 

(2016, 2 pages)

Losses due to disasters are increasing in both developed and developing countries. Human factors together with increased extreme events aggravate the negative consequences of hazards. In the globalized 21st century, a disaster in one country creates disruptions in others. In 2015, the international community agreed on three major accords: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

To expedite the Sendai Framework, G-Science Academies exhort six policy actions for disaster resilience and sustainable development:

  • (1) Develop metrics and indicators for evaluating exposure, vulnerability and resilience;
  • (2) Advance science and technical knowledge and improve assessment of disaster risk including building relevant data infrastructure;
  • (3) Develop innovative engineering for disaster prevention and raise political and public awareness;
  • (4) Strengthen inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborative efforts to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world;
  • (5) Engage the investor community; and
  • (6) Initiate a forum for information sharing with the private sector and relevant stakeholders to provide practical solutions.

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Dr. Marina Koch-Krumrei

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