The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Sendai, running from 14-18 March, should be huge news. The 22-page draft negotiating text is packed full of ambitious goals, building on the last DRR deal, agreed in the Japanese city of Kobe in 2005. It will require countries to draw up tougher plans to cope with future natural or human influenced disasters, investing in education, early warning systems and emergency plans.
It could set seven global targets, which include reducing per capita deaths from disasters, controlling economic losses, protecting critical infrastructure and enhancing international cooperation.
Available at: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/03/04/un-prepares-for-disaster-risk-deal-to-address-climate-change/