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Title: European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction: contributions to Climate Change Policy agenda


1
European Forum for Disaster Risk
Reductioncontributions to Climate Change Policy
agenda
  • Dr. Pande Lazarevski
  • Co-chair of the European Forum for DRR
  • Brussels, 7 July 2010

2
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Established
  • Meeting of European NPs and HFA Focal Points in
    London, October 2009
  • Objectives
  • To serve as a forum to stimulate and facilitate
    the exchange of information and knowledge among
    participating national HFA focal points and
    platforms and regional/sub-regional partners
  • To provide advocacy for effective action to
    reduce disasters, by contributing to the
    implementation of the HFA, and by promoting and
    supporting the creation of new national platforms
  • To create a safer Europe by reducing the impact
    of natural hazards to reduce vulnerability, and
    increasing the ability to minimize consequences
    of disasters
  • The forum will facilitate exchanges among
    European nations on the implementation of the
    HFA, and will provide an opportunity for
    innovative ideas in the field of DRR

3
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • The EFDRR addresses
  • Increased awareness on DRR as an integral aspect
    of sustainable development and adaptation to
    climate change, recognizing that it is
    everybodys business
  • Enhanced commitment of policy and decision makers
    to implement HFA
  • Stimulated engagement of national and regional
    actors to promote joint activities towards DRR
  • Enhanced coordination of relevant national and
    regional actors in DRR
  • Fostered understanding of the HFA reporting
    mechanisms
  • Identified specific opportunities for
    cross-fertilization between countries and
    sub-regions for exchange of information, as well
    as inter-government and inter-sector cooperation

4
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Focus areas and activities identified by NPs and
    HFA Focal Points
  • Adaptation to Climate Change and extreme weather
    events
  • Critical infrastructures ( such as hospitals and
    schools)
  • Local level / Community level approach
  • Safety level standards
  • Harmonize risk mapping and assessments including
    data collection

5
European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Principles of the EFDRR
  • Bottom-up and participatory approach
  • Building on existing institutions/organizations
  • Avoid the creation of bureaucratic layers and
    rigid structures

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European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Greater coordination and cooperation with
    international institutions and initiatives on CCA
    DRR
  • ISDR, UNFCCC, IPCC (Demetrio, any more
    organizations?)

9
EFDRR Advisory Groups
Advisory Group on CCA DRR
Advisory Group on knowledge information
sharing exchanges among NPs
The activities of both advisory groups are
interrelated and lead to the same goal.
10
Advisory Group on Climate Change Adaptation and
DRR
  • The group will organize
  • Session for CCA and DRR
  • Propose a European task force on CCA DRR
  • The very idea to establish an European task force
    under the auspices of the EFDRR is a expression
    of the political will to jointly address CCA
    DRR.
  • To boost the exchange of expertise
  • To make proposal on policy making related to CCA
    DRR

11
Advisory Group on Climate Change Adaptation and
DRR
Members France Germany Macedonia Norway
Poland
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  • Macedonian experiences

Emphasis not only on expert academic dimension,
but also on legal, economic social aspects of
CCA strategies, policies plans.
14
  • Thank you
  • E-mail npdrr.office_at_gs.gov.mk
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