Development of conceptual framework for integration of disaster risk reduction into land use planning and practices

Donor/Partner: UNISDR   |   Duration: 2012

About: The increasing frequency and severity of extreme disaster events, the risk they pose to development gains and the long-term threats they pose to a country's ability to cope with and manage disasters, led to the commitment to take action to reduce disaster risk. Governments around the world have adopted a guideline to reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards, called the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA represents the strong commitment of the international community to address disaster reduction and to engage in a determined, results-based plan of action to reduce disaster risk by assisting the efforts of nations and communities in becoming more resilient to, and coping better with the hazards that threaten development gains.

Since its adoption in 2005, there have been marked gains in addressing HFAs five priority categories: knowing and understanding risk, understanding and awareness, reducing risk and disaster preparedness and taking action. Most efforts, however, have focused on emergency management and disaster preparedness, with little or no focus on mainstreaming disater risk reduction into other planning processes.

At the request of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction counterpoint developed a conceptual framework for integration of disaster risk reduction into land use planning and practices for post-2015 furtherance of the HFA in order to deepen understanding and knowledge of issues that are imperative to support achievement of substantial loss reduction, in lives and socio-economic assets of communities and countries.This study serves as one of the foundational documents for the post-2015 platform.

Project Details
Technical Skills
 
Disaster risk reduction
Risk and vulnerability assessment
Risk assessment & modeling
Regional planning
Land use planning
Urban sustainability

Categories
 
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Land use planning
Disaster risk reduction
Hyogo Framework for Action