COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Overview of natural and man-made disaster risks the European Union may face
Published: 16.12.2020

​EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Commission staff working document is the second edition of an overview of the natural and man-made disaster risks that the EU may face, prepared under EU legislation on civil protection. The aim of the overview is to capture the trends in the ever-evolving disaster risk landscape, discuss the major drivers shaping it, take a closer look at 12 selected disaster risks of particular relevance for Europe and to assess the implications of developments in disaster risks for risk management. One of the important sources that fed into the overview are the national disaster...

Job Opening - Coordination and Project Support Specialist
Published: 26.11.2020

Job Opening

Posting Title: Coordination and Project Support Specialist
Department/Office: United Nations Office for...

MOOC: Geospatial Applications for Disaster Risk Management
Published: 12.10.2020

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Centre for Space...

Third Training of Trainers (ToT) on Sendai Framework Monitoring and Disaster Loss Accounting
Published: 29.09.2020



Introduction and Background

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030 is the roadmap for how we make our communities safer and more resilient to disasters. In March 2018, the online Sendai Framework Monitoring (SFM) system was launched to monitor the progress of countries in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and UNDRR is mandated to support UN Member...

Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework
Published: 13.08.2020

This Guidance Note helps United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) in formulating and implementing Cooperation Frameworks that support countries, communities and people in using climate and disaster risk management approaches to build disaster resilience. It outlines the impacts of climate and disaster risks on progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and suggests appropriate actions for each phase in...

Published: 08.06.2020

A wide range of disasters occur every year in Europe and to be properly faced and managed, actions aimed at strengthening transnational resilience capacities are crucial.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) emphasizes the necessity to strengthen competencies, management and implementation capacities at different governance

levels as a...