Science and research included in framing SDGs
21 July 2014 16:46
The UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) concluded its thirteenth and final session in New York this 19 July. As the OWG on the SDGs released a definitive list of recommended overall goals and related targets — some experts say that political pragmatism threatens to si...
IRDR Host RADI organises 5th SCO National Academies Summer School of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
20 July 2014 13:14
Hosted at RADI's Kashgar Campus in Xinjiang Province, China, the 5th edition of the SCO summer schools, under the title “Remote Sensing and Sustainable Development” from 20 July - 6 August 2014, builds on the 2012 "Kashgar Declaration” which had outlined the strategy to promote research and applicat...
OECD Development Co-operation peer review 2014 praises Japan's support for disaster risk reduction 2014
19 July 2014 09:11
In this peer review, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commends Japan for increasingly exerting global leadership and influence in areas such as disaster risk reduction and universal health coverage, as well as for launching a series of new global initiatives in climate change financ...
Research outputs
18 July 2014 11:20
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter, we feature the highlights of the recently concluded IRDR Conference 2014 with a strong message on the role of Disaster Risk Science in global initiatives. The Keynote Speeches, Closing Summary and Way Forward are also included.  This issue also covers the appoin...
UN supports call for an international science advisory mechanism on disaster risk reduction
18 July 2014 08:27
A delegation led by ICSU as the organising partner of the UN Science and Technology Major Group took part in the first meeting of the preparatory committee for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.[caption id="attachment_7028" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Members of the S&T...
IRDR at UNISDR’s PrepCom 1 of the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
16 July 2014 09:42
The first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom1) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from 14-15 July 2014 in Geneva. IRDR Executive Director Rüdiger Klein was asked to lead, on behalf of ICSU, the delegation of the Science and Technology Major Group (STMG) a...
DRR talks open in Geneva
15 July 2014 13:19
Preparations for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathered momentum as more than 600 government representatives and experts from around the world convened in Geneva for the First Session of an Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee.Experts representing a broad coalition of r...
IRDR Germany reviews the links between DRR and Climate Change Adaptation strategies in Europe
14 July 2014 15:48
DKKV, which operates as IRDR’s German National Committee, and which co-chairs the Working Group on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction of the “European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction” (EFDRR), was one of the leaders of the recent study on “How does Europe link DRR and CCA?”“Sinc...
Djillali Benouar is "Expert of the Week" in PreventionWeb
13 July 2014 10:46
Djillali Benouar, Professor of Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Risk Reduction from the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) is PreventionWeb's Expert of the Week from 14 - 20 July. The said week's session will focus on Forensic Investigations of Disasters. Djillali's ex...
Exposure, social vulnerability and recovery: IRDR ICoE on Vulnerability and Resilience Metrics publishes new research
11 July 2014 16:02
IRDR SC member Susan L. Cutter, together with colleagues from the University of South Carolina, Columbia/SC, USA, has published new research on “Exposure, Social Vulnerability and Recovery Disparities in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy”. The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI), Depa...
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