By recommendation of the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN General Assembly has established an open-ended intergovernmental expert working group (OIEWG) to develop indicators and terminology to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
To contribute to the on-going discussions, the ENHANCE project responded to a consultation on the proposed terminology and indicators. The comments are authored by Jaroslav Mysiak 1, Jeroen Aerts 2 and Swenja Surminski 3 and were submitted on behalf of the ENHANCE project consortium.
The comments highlight the importance of measuring the full economic costs of disasters, suggest improved assessments of natural hazard risks at multiple scales as an additional basis for measuring progress, and call for inclusion of a definition of partnerships together with a specific guidance to assess their performance.
The work of the working group will be completed by December 2016 and its report submitted to the General Assembly for consideration.
1 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
2 Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, The London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom
Read the full comments submitted by ENHANCE: