New challenges, new opportunities
Under the current landscape scenario, where intensification of the effects of natural and technological hazards due to climate change is combined with new ways of threatening our societies, the establishment of strong alliances to reinforce our capacities to better protect our future has become a must.
Faced with the risk of progressively severe and frequent natural and man-made disasters (technological and malicious), policy-makers and risk managers increasingly rely on the wealth of existing knowledge eat all stages of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) cycle – adaptation; mitigation; prevention; preparedness; response; recovery and reconstruction.
A growing number of Commission Services are collaborating to reinforce the links between the different Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and DRM related policies to ensure the maximised impact of an optimised implementation of DRR and DRM policies.
While complexity and uncertainty are growing and a lot of developments cannot be predicted as such, a stronger anticipation culture would strengthen EU preparedness and resilience. Understanding disaster risk becomes essential to enhance resilience and contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.