Nel vasto e complesso mondo delle Strategie per la riduzione dei disastri (DRR-Disaster Risk Reduction), Sistema Protezione Civile web si occupa in modo particolare di quei settori che sono estremamente interconnessi tra loro: Ambiente e Cambiamenti Climatici; Difesa Civile; Protezione Civile, Aiuti umanitari; Resilienza ai Disastri e Sviluppo della resilienza delle comunità. Per ciascuno di questi settori viene presentata un'ampia gamma d'informazioni, suddivise in pratiche rubriche per rimanere informati su ciò che accade del variegato mondo della Protezione civile. Gli stessi temi vengono infine trattati anche alla voce materiale tecnico, dove è possibile approfondire gli argomenti.

Sendai Framework Monitor training starts

Efforts to improve collection of data on disaster losses are being stepped up by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Key to these efforts is improved understanding and use of the online Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM), launched in March, to monitor progress on implementing the global plan  to reduce disaster losses by 2030, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

UN urged to help countries devastated by recent natural disasters to 'build back better'

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria may be over, but the devastating impact they had on the countries in their path continues, likewise the effects of successive earthquakes in Mexico, said senior United Nations officials Tuesday, calling for more action at all levels to manage disaster and climate risk and to prepare for future extreme weather events.

Voices of Youth mapping risk around the globe

While some mapping is conducted by professionals with sophisticated technical equipment, UNICEF has instead targeted youths as experts in mapping social and environmental risks in communities around the world. The goal behind this initiative is to enhance community engagement and participatory planning to more effectively reduce risk in vulnerable communities.

Volunteers as a mobilizing force in disaster risk reduction processes

Voluntary service is one of the fundamental basis for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and its role is decisive in achieving the objectives set out by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). As such, the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), together with White Helmets Argentina, promoted and organized a parallel session titled “Sendai Framework Inclusion of Volunteers in Social Mobilization for Disaster Risk Reduction”, as part of the events taking place during the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17) in Montreal, Canada. The Sendai Framework for DRR makes specific reference to the role of volunteers and voluntary organizations in its principles and priorities: as active actors, a pillar to better understand community risks and increase collaborative efforts.

Private sector hammers out resilience plans

An international business group working to reduce the impact of natural and man-made hazards has pledged to ensure that the private sector plays its part in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, or ARISE, today held a meeting to hammer out plans to help companies get involved in achieving the goals of the Sendai Framework, a 15-year agreement that seeks to curb disaster deaths and economic losses.

ESCAP launches toolkit for flood forecasting and early warning in transboundary river basins

Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster prone region, is home to many transboundary river basins that are perennially affected by large scale flooding. Recent advances in science and technology, especially space technology applications, have enabled longer lead times of up to five to eight days for flood forecasts in transboundary river basins. These scientific advances, however, rarely reach the communities who live along these vast rivers. On average, communities receive one-day advance notice for evacuation.

Building disaster resilience for mountain communities

When disaster strikes, access constraints can severely affect timely humanitarian assistance to isolated and disaster-prone mountain communities. Local people often are forced to be self-sufficient in the first days and weeks following a disaster. Last year, Tajikistan’s vulnerable mountain communities were struck by flash floods, mudslides and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. But what is being done to reduce the vulnerability of these at-risk communities and increase their skills as first responders?

Dr. Robert Glasser takes the helm at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dr. Robert Glasser, an experienced leader and thinker on development issues, took up his new role this week as head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). He was appointed as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction succeeding Ms. Margareta Wahlström who completed two terms at the end of 2015.