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Action Pledges


Sharing the knowledge of UN/ISDR with the Nairobi Work Programme and its partners

Partner United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Date of submission 01/03/2009


UNISDR Action pledge 1

This action pledge commits the ISDR Secretariat to sharing the ISDR System’s knowledge in reducing risk to adapt to climate change, and responds to several Calls for Action.  It pledges numerous activities under the following areas of the Nairobi work programme:

Climate related risks and extreme events
- To support UNFCCC Parties’ understanding of the link between disaster risk reduction, adaptation and capacity building
- To assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options
- To advance the use of insurance-related instruments for coping with climate variability and change

Socio-economic information
- To analyze impact and adaptation studies and document good practices

Adaptation planning and practices (at various levels, within and across sectors)
- To support development of legal and institutional frameworks to enhance cross-sectoral collaboration on adaptation, using existing platforms to bring together sectoral stakeholders
- To reduce vulnerability in urban areas

Methods and tools
- To support activities at regional meetings in Americas-region to share disaster risk reduction methods and tools with climate change adaptation practitioners, as well as sharing climate change methods and tools with disaster risk reduction practitioners, in collaboration with ISDR System partners

Action pledge updates 

UNISDR Action pledge update

UN/ISDR provided updated information on their activities as a contribution to the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".  The information can be found in Chapter 7 "Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters" 

Further information

Hyogo Framework for Action

Regional focus All regions
Sector Education and training
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Target group Communities
Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.