UNISDR Tool Promotes City-to-City Peer Review for DRR

Americas, Disaster, News, October 17 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released a city-to-city disaster risk reduction (DRR) peer review. The ‘USCORE’ tool is expected to help cities implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and build the resilience of cities.

The tool arose out of a need identified by European municipalities for better access to tools, policies and expert, rigorous critique on DRR planning. A number of government departments collaborated with UNISDR during the tool’s two-year design, including: the municipalities of Amadora in Portugal, Greater Manchester in the UK and Viggiano in Italy; the University of Manchester; the UK Department for Communities and Local Government; the Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection; and the Associazione di Protezione Civile Gruppo Lucano. The tool was first tested in Amadora, Greater Manchester and Viggiano.

 

For the full article, visit the source: IISD SDG Knowledge Hub

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