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10 Things to Know: Disaster & Climate Risk Governance in UNDP

17 May 2017
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Overview

This booklet provides an overview of UNDP’s work in disaster and climate risk governance, an area that gained greater recognition from the international community through the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) which dedicates one of its four Priorities for Action to “strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disasters”. The Sendai Framework, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) all highlight the need to protect hard-earned development gains from disaster and climate risks, especially in socioeconomic development sectors. They also seek to build sustainability through risk-informed development which is greatly influenced by functioning disaster and climate risk governance arrangements.