resilience reporter

resilience starts with information

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year

Tropical Cyclone 02B develops in the Bay of Bengal

02B

Tropical Cyclone 02B is likely to cause flooding across parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh [EPA]

This year’s rainy season has arrived with a vengeance across Sri Lanka. At least 146 people have died in the floods and mudslides that have ensued, according to official figures.

The monsoon officially arrived along the island nation’s south coast around May 15, in keeping with the normal onset of the summer rains.

However, pre-monsoon showers have been producing spells of heavy downpours for much of this month. The weekend saw a brief respite from the heaviest rain, but any relief is likely to be temporary…

 

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year

In a bid to boost resilience in the face of disaster, some 200 cities this year say they will start using a new tool to develop strategies for curbing disaster losses from climate change and other risks.

The tool was released last week at the Global Platform for Risk Reduction summit held in Cancún, Mexico. Published by the U. N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, as the tool is known, enables urban leaders to align their local disaster risk reduction efforts with an international accord known as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

That 2015 global agreement aims to cut disaster-related risk and the associated loss of lives and assets globally by 2030. Its near-term…

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 02/06/2017 by in Uncategorized and tagged , .

MORE RESOURCES

MORE RESOURCES

%d bloggers like this: