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Aitsi-Selmi et al (2015). UNISDR STAG report: Science is used for disaster risk reduction

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Aitsi-Selmi, A., Blanchard, K., Al-Khudhairy, D., Ammann, W., Basabe, P., Johnston, D., ... & Roth, C. (2015). UNISDR STAG 2015 Report: Science is used for disaster risk reduction. Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR.


Science and technology have shown that we can reduce or prevent the impact from disasters, and it is therefore the responsibility of Member States to work together with national and international policy and science and technology communities to work together in an effort to reduce disaster risk and prevent disasters where possible.
The UNISDR Scientiic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and partners have been working to embed a broader approach to disasters which includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It is no longer suficient to react oncea disaster has occurred, because even if disasters are well managed, the mental and physical impacts on the survivors, broader society and the economy can be devastating and felt over the long term. With disasters increasing in frequency andseverity, the International Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report 5 (2014) recognised the urgent need to focus on sustainable development.