UNDP in Zambia is strengthening climate information and early warning systems as part of disaster risk reduction - Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Oct 17, 2017

As part of disaster risk reduction efforts, the United Nations is strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Zambia and other Eastern and Southern African countries.

This project is targeting rural and urban populations attain sustainable livelihoods; have improved quality of life and wellbeing, reducing people’s vulnerability from the risk of Climate Change, natural and man-made disasters and environmental degradation; and helping targeted government institutions to provide human rights-based policies, frameworks and services.

The successful implementation of the Sendai Framework is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, notably the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. To implement the SDGs, we need to match the progress we have made in reducing loss of life from disasters by making similar advances in reducing the numbers of people affected.

Disasters are gateways to poverty and distress for many vulnerable people living in low and middle-income countries. Large-scale displacement can increase migration flows. Reducing the risks which accrue from rapid urbanization, poverty, environmental deterioration and climate change is best achieved by avoiding the creation of these risks in the first place.

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 -2030