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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC will participate at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
JRC involvement is outlined below.
For more information on the complete conference, please visit the conference website.
Technological hazards - From risk reduction to recovery: This event, co-organised by the JRC within the conference’s Multistakeholder Segment, aims at highlighting the importance of including technological risk management into the post-Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) Disaster Risk Reduction framework.
Global Flood Partnership – Joining forces: This presentation illustrates how the recently launched Global Flood Partnership, co-chaired by JRC and the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, can provide added value information and tools on flood preparedness, detection and risk assessment to complement in-country capacity during major flood disasters that necessitate international support.
Applying science and technology to disaster risk reduction decision-making: This session, co-organised by the JRC within the conference’s Multistakeholder Segment, will highlight the importance of science and technology for disaster risk reduction decision-making. It will also announce commitments of the Scientific and Technological Community to support the implementation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction and its related road map.
Towards disaster resilience: reducing risks from technological accidents triggered by natural hazards (Natech): This side event, co-organised by the JRC, will focus on technological accidents triggered by natural hazards, the so-called Natech events. Dedicated research and implementation programmes, including existing guidance and tools will be presented, and future needs for effective technological and Natech risk reduction will be discussed.
An IKM4DRR tool for participative governance from national to local: This side event will discuss information and knowledge management platforms for disaster risk reduction, notably on disaster loss data. The JRC is leading an EU working group on disaster loss data, aiming at publishing guidelines for sharing loss data and recording loss data.
Measuring and Reporting Progress: This session, co-organised by the JRC within the conference’s Multistakeholder Segment, will focus on options available to Member States to start developing their monitoring/reporting mechanism building on the current Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) Monitor.