As a global thematic platform of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), PEDRR seeks to promote and scale-up implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
PEDRR Partners have launched a new network: ‘Eco-DRR-4-NbS – Experts Network‘! The network brings together Eco-DRR and NbS experts to ensure our advocacy work is grounded in the latest science and technology.
To join the Eco-DRR-4-NbS – Experts Network, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the dedicated LinkedIn Group.
The course is free of charge and is open to all those interested in ecosystem-based solutions for reducing disaster and climate risks.
At the 2017 Global Platform on DRR in Cancun, PEDRR is advocating for Eco-DRR to be reflected in the Leaders’ Forum Communique and the Outcome Document of the GP. Read the PEDRR Policy Brief on Advancing the Sendai Framework.
A Roundtable Discussion took place on 2 February 2017, in Geneva, and included panelists from IFRC, UNISDR, Wetlands International, IUCN, Ramsar Convention and the governments of Japan and Philippines.
Published by the Secretariat of the Convention for Biological Diversity, this report serves as a key review of the synthesis of global experiences to Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change and Disaster Risk.
The PCDMB/DRR team from UN Environment are pleased to launch:
“Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice”. This book, co-edited by Marisol Estrella in collaboration with PEDRR partners, is a compilation of recent developments in the field of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA).
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The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) makes the case for implementing integrated approaches that benefit both biodiversity, conservation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The publication builds on regional experiences, highlighting opportunities and entry points to scale-up integrated approaches for Eco-DRR.
The PEDRR Virtual Library
The PEDRR Virtual library compiles all types of references on Eco-DRR from various sources. It is kept updated and is openly available to everyone.
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Are you an alumni of a training or workshop on Eco-DRR and EbA presented by a PEDRR partner? Check out our alumni corner.
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Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve sustainable and resilient development. Well-managed ecosystems, such as wetlands, forests and coastal systems, act as natural infrastructure, reducing physical exposure to many hazards and increasing socio-economic resilience of people and communities by sustaining local livelihoods and providing essential natural resources such as food, water and building materials.Read more...