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Addressing the challenges of natural & human-induced environmental hazards
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Science Council ( merged by International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.
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Mission
To develop trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliances for:in-depth, practical disaster risk reduction research studies, and the implementation of effective evidence-based disaster risk policies and practices.
Research Objectives
1.Characterisation of hazard, vulnerability and risk. 2.Effective decision-making in complex and changing risk context. 3.Reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions.
Governance
To In support of the IRDR Strategic Plan , the Programme is guided by the following mechanisms:Co-Sponsors (ISC, UNDRR),Scientific Committee (SC),International Programme Office (IPO).
Elements
The following are the elements of the IRDR’s research programme: National and Regional Committees(NCs), International Centres of Excellence (ICoEs), Young Scientists Programme.
NEWS RELEASES
IRDR Contributions and Activities in IDDRR2022
News
13 October 2022 09:06
IRDR contributions and activities in the 2022 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction with the theme on Early Action and Early Warning and efforts to Target G.
Heeding Warnings: A call for good practices and lessons on Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems
News
12 October 2022 14:57
IRDR Scientific Committee member Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin leads a national MHEW project which has been selected by UNDRR for IDDRR2022.
IRDR Message for IDDRR2022-- Early Action| Early Warning| Target G
News
11 October 2022 14:55
IRDR Community delivered key messages to celebrate 2022 International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction
DRR and Open DATA Newsletter| OCT2022 Edition
News
10 October 2022 11:51
Why climate-change 'loss and damage' will be a hot topic at COP27|What does community-led climate work look like?|Effective Communication Of Disaster Warnings Saving Lives In Fiji|Beavers can help mitigate the effects of climate change. But how significant is their impact?
IRDR ICoE-RIG-WECEIPHE Lastest Output on Climate Change and Health
News
30 September 2022 14:38
The authors investigated the current status and trends of research conducted in the field of climate change and health, and summarized future research priorities based on the expert discussion and recommendation in the three high-level forums/workshops.
Call for participation: Disaster Risk Reduction session at FBAS 2022
Events
06 September 2022 14:53
Join this session to discuss on harnessing technologies, data and knowledge for risk reduction. 14:00-15:30 (Beijing Time, UTC+8), September 8, 2022
IRDR publications
Research outputs
13 October 2022 17:18
The findings identify countries’ challenges and note good practices in forecasting capabilities, early warning coverage, and systems to act on them.
Working paper series
27 September 2022 09:53
Citation of this publication: Ouyang, H., Tang, X. and Zhang, R.(2022). Research themes, trends and future priorities in the field of climate change and health. IRDR Working Paper Series, 26 pages. doi: 10.24948/2022.05
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