Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Report   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "[T]his report takes stock of how our understanding of hazards is shifting as we move from managing disasters as events to managing risks, as called for in the Sendai Framework by addressing the systemic drivers of risk in relation to climate change, health, sustainable development and resilience building. As hazards are expected to intensify with the effects of complex challenges, such as climate change and in the current COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, enhancing resilience to hazards is key for disaster risk reduction. This requires robust hazard and risk information as well as strengthening the science-policy-society interface to achieve better risk informed public and private decision-making and investment for long-term resilience. This UNDRR/ISC [United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction/International Science Council] Sendai Hazard Definition and Classification Review will support and enhance this interaction. Given its scope and complexity, this report raises important opportunities for further work. These are presented in a series of recommendations for consideration by the UN system, individual countries, the scientific community and other actors constituting the disaster risk reduction community."

2020 United Nations
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