The Ministerial Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss challenges, share experiences, identify solutions, and enhance political leadership and commitments towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Ministerial Roundtable “Scaling-up Disaster Risk Reduction to Tackle the Climate Emergency” will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.
Please note that the Ministerial Roundtables is not open to the public. It is organized by invitation only at the ministerial level.
To discuss challenges, identify solutions and enhance political leadership towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and specifically the links between climate and disaster risk reduction.
BNDCC 1-1st Floor
This section provides information about the Ministerial Roundtable: “Scaling-up Disaster Risk Reduction to Tackle the Climate Emergency”
Where do we stand
The climate emergency is the biggest economic, social, and environmental threat facing the planet and humanity. Climate-related disasters have almost doubled in the last 20 years compared to the previous twenty- year period. This has exacerbated inequalities within and between countries, with those contributing least to global emissions often experiencing the worst impacts of the climate emergency.
Driven by climate and conflict, often interrelated humanitarian needs are at their highest-ever with one in every 33 people globally in need of assistance and protection. We are at a crossroads. Climate change is undermining the ability to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sendai Framework.
Collective action, political leadership, and financing are needed to keep the global average temperature within the 1.5 degrees safer limit outlined in the Paris Agreement. However, prudent risk management requires preparation for a range of negative outcomes associated with varying degrees of warming and to effectively manage unexpected concurrent threats, such as the current COVID-19 crisis.
Session guiding questions
- How can disaster risk reduction (DRR) be accelerated to address the climate emergency and align with climate change adaptation goals?
- What are positive examples of how the governance of DRR and climate change action is being strengthened and synergized to meet the challenges of growing disaster and climate risks?
- What are the financing opportunities, both on a national and international level, to scale-up more integrated climate and disaster risk management approaches?