Natural disaster risks: Regional cooperation is vital
There is no sub-continent more vulnerable to climate change than South Asia.
This can be felt in a number of ways, such as record high temperatures in India and Pakistan and increasingly frequent natural disasters such as tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides.
Most acutely these impacts are creating burdens on those most connected to natural resources, such as the farmers of the Himalayas and Bangladesh, those living around rivers and Glacial Lakes who are impacted by floods, and small island nations which await rising sea levels.
Despite these challenges, we can see an opportunity for South Asia to become a harbor for best practices and solutions to these issues. To make this a reality, regional cooperation is a necessity.
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The cost of action and the price of inaction
Be they the result of conflict, natural hazards or climate change, and whether they act upon financial, political or trade systems, the fact is that shocks and stresses are a part of the world we live in, and they will happen. The key is to learn this lesson and move forward constructively.
Last year saw many global processes engage on these issues and many agreements acknowledge the role of risk financing. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the launch of the SDGs, and the Paris agreement on climate change, all stressed the need to better protect development, with resilience building recognized as a necessary priority. Since then, new initiatives have sprung up to enable action on these declarations. This includes actions to extend insurance against climate impacts in developing countries, ensuring long-term food and water security, and a global partnership — “5-10-50” — to address disaster risk.
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3rd Annual General Meeting
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of Duryog Nivaran will be held on the 27th of April 2016.
All members are requested to attend the meeting via skype (address - dnsecretariat). The meeting will commence at 5.00pm Sri Lankan time.