disaster prevention

disaster prevention

World leaders reach historic deal to tackle climate change

Diplomatic efforts and international willingness to compromise brought a historic climate agreement in Paris this weekend as 196 countries agreed a landmark deal to tackle…

International Day for Disaster Reduction
Knowledge for Life

Today marks the international day for disaster reduction; raising awareness of the work done throughout the world to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters…

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Wilton Park’s contribution to reducing risk Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Wilton Park has focused extensively on disaster reduction over the last few…

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day, this recognises those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was chosen by the UN General…

World Humanitarian Day 2013

Today is World Humanitarian Day – the fourth such day since the date was designated as such in 2009. The day commemorates the…

Using science better to reduce the risk of disasters

Ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, we launch our report on building global resilience through scientific innovation following our recent conference. This…

Thai flooding: disaster risk reduction dialogue

A meeting to highlight the potential increase in severe weather events; an expected result of climate change, and the devastating impact of earthquakes such as…

Former Under Secretary General Sir John Holmes Confirmed to Speak

Over half the global population live in poorly planned urban areas, where fast expansion increases their exposure to natural hazards.  This conference covers disaster prevention,…