The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction is now available online
Edited by Fabrice Renaud (UNU), Karen Sudmeier-Rieux (IUCN CEM) and Marisol Estrella (UNEP), the book was the first volume to provide an overview of knowledge and practice of Eco-DRR. It contains 17 chapters written by 58 professionals from around the world.
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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 and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action.
A Technical Workshop on Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction was organized, with the support of the European Union, the Government of South Africa and the Government of Sweden, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 28 September to 2 October 2015.
In collaboration with UNEP, UNDP, WWF, IUCN and ICIMOD, a consultative workshop on Landslide Inventories, Risk Assessments and Mitigation was held from 28 – 29 September, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the creation of a common platform for data sharing and coordination on landslide inventories in Nepal.