Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020

UNESCO Global Geoparks are celebrating the 13th October, the International Day for the Disaster Risk Reduction.

This year’s theme is all about governance and it is based on Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 “Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”. This theme reminds us the impact that the disasters have in our lives and is conveying the message that we can avoid or prevent many disasters by implementing systemic disaster risk reduction strategies.

Many UNESCO Global Geoparks work together with the local people and the local authorities in order to promote awareness of geological hazards, like volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and to help preparing disaster mitigation strategies. They also emerge as educators on current climate change and works for adaptation of best practise approach to prevent climate-related events like floods, droughts, storms. This day is a good opportunity to start developing risk reduction strategies.

The Global Geoparks Network encourages all UNESCO Global Geoparks to use this day as an opportunity to work in order to prevent hazards to become disasters.

#ItsAllAboutGovernance #DRRday #DRRdayUGGp

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Good Practices for Disaster Risk Reduction
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