European Countries Commit to Enhance Efforts to Reduce Disaster Risk

Disaster, Europe, Events, News, December 11 2018

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EUROPE: A declaration spelling out challenges and opportunities facing the European region as it seeks to reduce disaster risks and losses was adopted by representatives of European countries, stakeholder groups and partners at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

The ‘Rome Declaration of Stakeholders: Securing Europe’s Prosperity: Reducing Risk of Disasters’ calls on governments and stakeholders to urgently accelerate actions for developing and implementing national and local DRR strategies to meet the Sendai Framework targets, and to support a more systematic integration of climate risks of into DRR, prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The forum, which convened from 21-23 November 2018 in Rome, Italy, addressed ways to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in alignment with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change, and provided an opportunity to exchange views and move forward on local-level resilience, economic risks and achieving the Sendai Framework’s 2020 priority targets.

 

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