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Pre Event at the Global Platform 2011-09-19 Upcoming Challenges for Early Warning

Partner German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)

Date of submission 19/09/2011


Action Pledge 1

Early Warning is one of the most effective instruments of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to save lives and reduce losses. The critical value of Early Warning could even grow further by strengthening links between DRR and climate change, including specifically in the context of expanding urban development under stress from environmental changes. The topic is particularly challenging due to its complexity: actors involved, communication needs, knowledge transfer, and risk assessment. The importance of this subject area was recognized by dedicating one of the five priority areas of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) to Early Warning. 

Further information

Regional focus All regions
Sector Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
NWP work area Methods and tools
Target group Communities

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