Upscaling ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction investments to reduce disaster risks

When, local time: 
Friday, 13 October 2017 -
9:30am to 1:30pm
Where: 
Belgium, Brussels
Type of Event: 
Special Event

This event, organized on the International Day for Disaster Reduction, aims at showing evidence of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of community-level, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (eco-DRR) and climate change adaptation solutions. Investments in ecosystem-based DRR strategies have a great potential for cost-effective avoidance of damages and casualties from disasters, while offering multiple benefits to society.
The event will seek to provide answers to the following questions:

- How do eco-DRR and adaptation contribute to achieve the Sendai target B: Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100.000 in the decade 2020-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015?

- How can the implementation of eco-DRR and adaptation solutions be scaled up most effectively from local to national level?
- What opportunities/positive messages do we have from Eco-DRR in Europe, and can these opportunities be transferred to developing countries?

- How does the adoption of a multi-stakeholder approach including CSOs, local and indigenous communities, strengthen Eco-DRR programming and how to increase/mainstream it?