This technical document provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose. It discusses why building disaster resilience is beneficial; what kind of strategies and actions are required; and how to go about the task. It also offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as set out in the global campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!”. The objectives of the campaign are to increase understanding and encourage commitment by local and national governments to make disaster risk reduction and resilience and climate change a policy priority and to bring the global Hyogo Framework closer to local needs.

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Topics: Finance, Land Use Management, Urban, Risk Reduction/Management, Policy Instruments, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English