Month: April 2014

Strengthening Global Collaboration to Support Urban Resilience

Nine institutions including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) announced a new global collaboration at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, expressing their collective commitment to help cities improve resilience to disaster and climate risks, as well as to economic and other systemic shocks.   “This collaboration…

European Commission adopts Communication on The Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action: Managing Risks to achieve Resilience

Today the European Commission lays out its primary vision on how the European Union should contribute to the global efforts to reduce the impact of disasters. The Commission has adopted a Communication on The Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action: Managing Risks to achieve Resilience. This document is the basis for upcoming discussions between the…