Tag Archives: disaster risk management

Natural disasters and poverty reduction in Asia-Pacific

World Bank Report on disasters and poverty reduction in Asia-PacificRapidly growing cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to disasters in the East Asia Pacfic region due to poor planning, with economic losses increasing dramatically as the region grows wealthier, says a new World Bank report. Policy makers can make a significant difference to ensure that progress in development and Continue reading

Pacific community leadership key to climate change action

Integrated action and partnerships with communities is a means to strengthen safety and resilience of vulnerable islanders. Vatukulu in Western Fiji is proud of its early warning system and thanks its various partners.Pacific government ministers said community leadership was the key to success of innovative approaches to integrated climate change and disaster risk reduction action across the region. Ministers challenged themselves, communities and international partners to consistently live up to the Continue reading

Integrated action will help billions and save trillions: UNISDR

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, briefs correspondents. 16 November 2012 United Nations, New YorkThe Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today hailed the Pacific as it committed to a world first of integrating action in disaster risk management and climate change in one strategy to secure a sustainable future for this increasingly threatened region. Continue reading