On 13th October, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction”, Wetlands International, together with European Commission, UNISDR, UNESCO and VOICE held a conference entitled “Upscaling ecosystem based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation investments to reduce disaster risks
We joined forces to support the Sendai Seven Campaign, aiming at promoting each of the seven targets over seven years. Overall objective of the event was to present evidence on the multiple benefits and cost-effectiveness of community-managed, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Eco-DRR/CCA). There is a general need to increase societal and environmental resilience in the anticipation of increasing disaster risks, through cooperation among different stakeholders at all levels and the need for upscaling investments in Eco-DRR/CCA strategies.
Please find below main key messages.
- IMPLEMENTATION OF ECO-DRR/CCA CAN BE FOSTERED THROUGH STANDARDIZATION OF EXISTING PRINCIPLES AND POLITICAL COMMITMENT;
- PRODUCTION OF RELIABLE SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE BASE AND DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CASES FOR ECO-DRR APPROACHES;
- ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND VULNERABLE GROUPS AND PROMOTION OF MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS APPROACH;
- UPSCALING RISK-INFORMED INVESTMENTS
The link to download the full document can be found here. Outcome-document-event-13-October-.pdf