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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction & World Reconstruction Conference

At the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Geneva, May 8-13) and its  World Reconstruction Conference (WRC, May 10-13) Wetlands International highlighted the role of ecosystems like wetlands to reduce the impact of extreme weather events such as extreme rainfall or extreme droughts. 


Action Description:

The WRC was organised by the World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). As part of the Partners for Resilience Alliance, Wetlands International was present to ensure that the role of functional, healthy wetland ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction is taken into account in the pertinent agreements and policy statements arising from the meeting. 

Side Event

At the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction the Partners for Resilience held a Side Event on May 10th, 13.15hrs - 14.15hrs, Room B-CCV. Read the report from the Side Event

Policy Brief

See the policy brief made by the official partners of the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) that Wetlands International contributed to. At certain side events and roundtables, our joint innovative approach to mitigate disasters via wetland ecosystems will be highlighted. Wetlands International also hopes to see attention and consideration for the role of functional ecosystems in disaster risk reduction included in the final guidance and policy documents resulting from the meeting.

 

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Action Partners:

 

The Partners for Resilience (PfR)

During the coming 5 years, our organisation will work closely with Red Cross, Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre and CARE to implement a range of projects in Asia, Africa to increase people's resilience against (climate related) disasters via ecosystem restoration and management. At events like these, the innovative approach to mitigate disasters via wetland ecosystems will be highlighted.