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31 October 2022 - 31 October 2022

1:00PM - 2:00PM

w007, geography building and online

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Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience seminar series continues

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Featuring guest speaker, Professor Virginia Murray, Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction UK Health

Title: The Sendai Framework, SDGs and Paris Agreement and health security: links to the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Definitions and Classification

Abstract: For the all hazards approach that the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction calls for ‘to strengthen technical and scientific capacity to capitalize on and consolidate existing knowledge and to develop and apply methodologies and models to assess disaster risks, vulnerabilities and exposure to all hazards;’ (paragraph 24 j)’ and following extensive scientific consultation, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Science Council (ISC) published in 2020 the UNDRR/ISC Hazard definition and classification review. This was followed by the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles: Supplement to UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition & Classification Review - Technical Report (2021). This Supplement comprises of a description of each of the 302 hazard information profiles (HIPs), which was developed using a consultative process by scientists and experts across the globe. 
The UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) provide a common set of hazard definitions and other information relevant for informing the strategies and actions of governments and stakeholders, and for managing the risks associated with a wide range of hazards. They can be used whenever and wherever assessment, planning and action related to hazards – as well as exposure, vulnerability and capacities – are being considered. As such, they relate to the design, implementation and monitoring of disaster risk reduction and risk-informed investments at all levels – local, national, regional and global. In 2022 an ISC Policy Brief was published describing using the UNDRR/ISC HIPs to manage risk and implement the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction
The science-based structure of the HIPs serves to avoid confusion and duplication in the classification of hazards. It also promotes up-to-date information derived from the ‘data revolution, rigorous accountability mechanisms and renewed global partnerships’. The HIPs support the implementation of not only the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, but also the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement on climate change, International Health Regulations (2005), and other relevant global, national and regional frameworks. This talk will review the development s of this work and link to related issues of health security and climate change. 

1pm to 2pm, room w007, geography building and via Zoom

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