Roadmap: Public empowerment policies for crisis management

The roadmap ‘Public empowerment policies for crisis management’ aims to chart directions for further research and implementation supporting human resilience. Aimed at policymakers and researchers, it reports core problems and gaps identified based on research conducted by the teams that composed the international consortium of the project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management (PEP).

It assesses the current level of development of public empowerment policies across Europe, examines this variation in different countries, and addresses the need for sharing best practices and guideliness and lowering barriers in policymaking and further research.


Atlas of the human planet 2017: Global exposure to natural hazards

The Atlas of the Human Planet 2017. Global Exposure to Natural Hazards summarizes the global multi-temporal analysis of exposure to six major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, tropical cyclone winds, and sea level surge. The exposure focuses on human settlements assessed through two variables: the global built-up and the global resident population.

2017 Resilience index annual report

The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index is an annual ranking of 130 countries and territories according to their enterprise resilience to disruptive events. Rankings are calculated as an equally weighted composite of 12 core drivers that affect the enterprise resilience of countries significantly and directly.

Atlas of the human planet 2016

Mapping human presence on Earth with the Global Human Settlement Layer

The Atlas of the Human Planet presents the key findings of the analysis of the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL). This data set reports the growth of built-up and population in the last 40 years (1975-2015) at an unprecedented level of detail. The document aims to support the monitoring of the implementation of the post-2015 international frameworks: the UN Third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III, 2016), the post-2015 framework on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (DRR).  

Building regulation for resilience: managing risks for safer cities

This report presents key lessons, experiences, and challenges to progress in building regulatory capacity for disaster risk reduction, and includes illuminating case studies of successes and failures. It provides practical recommendations and a review of applicable innovations for a reform agenda.