Upscaling ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction investments to reduce disaster risks

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This event, organized on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, aims at showing evidence of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of community-level, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (eco-DRR) and climate change adaptation solutions. Investments in ecosystem-based DRR strategies have a great potential for cost-effective avoidance of damages and casualties from disasters, while offering multiple benefits to society.
The event will seek to provide answers to the following questions:

- How do eco-DRR and adaptation contribute to achieve the Sendai target B: Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100.000 in the decade 2020-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015?

- How can the implementation of eco-DRR and adaptation solutions be scaled up most effectively from local to national level?
- What opportunities/positive messages do we have from Eco-DRR in Europe, and can these opportunities be transferred to developing countries?

- How does the adoption of a multi-stakeholder approach including CSOs, local and indigenous communities, strengthen Eco-DRR programming and how to increase/mainstream it?


Type of Event Special Event
Start 13.10.2017 07:30 local time
End 13.10.2017 11:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Yasukawa, Soichiro
Country Belgium
City Brussels
Venue Albert Borschette Congress Center, Room 0.A
Street Rue Froissart 36
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website International Day for Disaster Reduction
Link 1 Disaster Risk Reduction
Link 2 Geohazard risk reduction
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