Disaster Resilience Journey to Sustainable India – 2030

ISSN NO: 2347884-5

Vol NO: 20, issue 1-2, No. 139-140, 2020

Disaster Management Vision – New Paradigm Shift

The Global Assessment Report of UNDRR (2018) has presented a new picture of disaster risk in developing countries that warns of major risks from air pollution and biological hazards, besides floods, drought, landslides and earthquakes. Over 4 per cent of GDP loss is projected annually if disaster risk reduction is not put into practice. The report estimated a USD 79.5 billion loss from climate-related disasters in 20 years in India alone. Although the recent years see a substantial reduction in deaths due to disasters, there is an increasing property, livelihood and resource damage that has to be managed.

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    Authors :  Anil K Gupta

    Planning and implementing disaster risk reduction requires integration pathways and appropriate tools. The transition from Hyogo Framework for Action to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction has brought focus on specific goals, integrating climate change adaptation and environment-disaster linkages—mainstreaming it across all developmental sectors. This paper examines emerging issues of research and strategies for disaster risk framework strengthening and network development to achieve the designated goals by 2030, as also envisaged under the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Agenda on Disaster Risk Management.

    The author is Professor and Programme Director; Policy, Environment and DRR issues—Centre for Excellence on Climate Resilience; National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi. The article should be cited as Gupta A. K. 2020. Disaster Resilience Journey to Sustainable India
    – 2030,  Geography and You, 20(1-2): 6-11

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