Updates

PHA workshop in Nur-Sultan
On 30 November 2021, the city of Nur-Sultan in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kazakhstan, conducted an assessment of the resilience of the public health sector of the city to disasters. This assessment is one in the series of assessments of overall resilience to disasters, aiming at developing recommendations for the local strategy on disaster risk reduction.
Panorama Tel Aviv day _ Dana Friedlander
Israel is joining the MCR2030 initiative following increased collaboration with UNDRR on preparedness, reducing risk, and building resilience. As a supporting entity, Israel has demonstrated a commitment to strengthen efforts on local resilience to help cities in the country be better prepared and join a vast network of cities worldwide, where the Israeli experience and knowledge can be shared.
Tsunami sign in Fiji
Disaster preparedness saves lives in the face of the world’s consistently deadliest natural hazard: tsnuamis. The “Effective International Cooperation to Reduce Tsunami Risk at the Local Level,” organized by UNDRR, convened experts and practitioners from to showcase local innovation and solutions to reduce tsunami risk reduction.
PHA workshop in Bishkek 2021-09-24
Building on the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment held earlier in September, on 24 September, Bishkek, in cooperation with UNDRR, EU and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted the Health Systems Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment. The significance of the Health Systems Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment is the emphasis on facilitating multi-sectoral approaches to integrating health issues in disaster risk reduction/resilience planning at the city level.
Net Resllience Gain
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori has proposed the idea of a “net resilience gain” to match the “net zero” approach to greenhouse gas emissions.
jamaica MCR2030
With the adherence of all municipal corporations to MCR2030, Jamaica shows its commitment to achieving a sustainable and resilient future.
Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment Bishkek
On 21 September, the city of Bishkek, in cooperation with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), conducted the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment. The event is part of a series of workshops focused on resilience assessments and the development of the “Local Disaster Resilience Strategy and Action Plan” for the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic by August 2022.
mcr2030 in rp21
During the 'VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean’ that took place between November 1st to 4th, 2021, MCR2030 led the session "Making cities resilient: the urban challenge". The session addressed risk from a comprehensive and systemic approach, emphasizing one the one hand the need to integrate knowledge and action on climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience-building in urban development; and on the other hand, the need to include local communities in building urban resilience. The winner videos of the 'Voices of the Community' contest were also presented in the session.
VotC
MCR2030’s short video contest 'Voices of the Community - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future in the Americas and the Caribbean', gives local voices a platform to tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their communities related to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The contest emphasizes the ability of local communities to reduce their disaster risks, their efforts to build resilient cities and highlights potential pathways for effective partnerships.
EURESFOR
This framework establishes a long-term vision for adaptation, which recognises the need for a systemic approach and acknowledges the interdependency between a stable climate and the maintenance of ecosystem services.