Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient: Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 at the Local Level

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Date published
01 Sep 2018
Factsheets and summaries
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Urban, Urban design/planning
UN Habitat

This Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level. The Action supports national and local disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation strategies focusing on building local capacities in crisis-prone cities, especially LDCs. To ensure commitment and ownership by local governments, all cities are part of the a global campaign with over 3,800 signatories that seeks to raise awareness and the political profile of disaster risk reduction and resilience efforts at the local level. This 36 month Action (April 2016 – April 2019) paves the way toward the implementation of the Agenda 2030 (including the Sustainable Development Goals), Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 and New Urban Agenda. The Action contributes to the European Commission’s Action Plan for Resilience in Crisis Prone Countries 2013-2020 and the EU Approach to Resilience: Learning from Food Security Crises