From WCDRR Sendai: Eco-DRR Report – Friday 13 March

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Today: Negotiations for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction started (PREPCOMIII); Wetlands International calls for Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN summit on Disasters; invite to tomorrow’s event Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Negotiations Post-2015 framework for DRR

13 March: PREPCOM III:
The Preparatory Committee started its third session in Sendai, Japan on 13 March 2015, where it is expected to consider its final recommendation to the Conference on its outcome. See Wetlands International’s position paper and our input responding to the streamlined version of the text dd 28 January 2015 (in collaboration with PEDRR). See today’s press release from Wetlands International with a call to the negotations text: Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN summit on Disasters

Eco-DRR events 14 March:

Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction by Japanese Ministry of the Environment, United Nations University & International Union for Conservation of Nature; Saturday 14 March 13:00 – 16:00; Venue: TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai Room N°: Hall 1 See Map. Presentation from Ms. Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International: “Partners for Resilience: saving lives and livelihoods in the Global South”.

New resources on Eco-DRR

More information on WCDRR Sendai and Ecosystem-based DRR:

www.wetlands.org/wcdrrsendai