The United Nations has pulled together 20 people to spend 2 days developing their intiative for a “strategic plan of action for disaster risk reduction and resilience…as the first line of defense against climate change.”
Taking around 4 months to complete, it’s due in March 2013.
However you feel about climate change, it’s good to hear an organisation with a truly global remit is looking at this. The intention is that it will be a “crucial part of the post-2015 development agenda“.
The UN says: ”For many countries disaster risk reduction is part of the national security agenda. It is no longer an issue for poor countries alone and this is reflected in the strong growth of national platforms for disaster risk reduction in Europe and the Americas. The more wealth which is put at risk, then the higher disaster risk reduction appears on the political agenda.”
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