Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards

2013 Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015

  • Pedro Basabe
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_180

Definition

Resilience: “The ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions.” UNISDR. Geneva 2009.

Introduction

Every year, millions of people, their livelihood, and assets are affected by droughts, floods, cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildland fires, and other hazards. In early 2010, the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, China, caused more than 300,000 casualties, and the volcanic eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano paralyzed the air traffic and trade in Europe for almost 1 week. This reminds all how vulnerable people are to natural hazards and related disasters, and the respect that society needs to give to nature and its related hazardous phenomena.

Increased population densities, environmental degradation, and global warming adding to poverty...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Bibliography

  1. African Development Bank, African Development Fund, UNISDR, African Union, NEPAD, 2004a. Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction.Google Scholar
  2. African Development Bank, African Development Fund, UNISDR, African Union, NEPAD, 2004b. Guidelines for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Assessment in Development.Google Scholar
  3. African Union Commission, UNISDR, 2005. Extended Programme of Action for the Implementation of the African Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (2006–2015) and Declaration of the 2nd Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2010.Google Scholar
  4. UNISDR, 2005. Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Extract from the final report of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (A/CONF.206/6).Google Scholar
  5. UNISDR, 2007. Words into Action: A guide for Implementing the Hyogo Framework - Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.Google Scholar
  6. UNISDR, 2008. Indicators of Progress: Guidance on Measuring Reduction of Disaster Risks and the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations ComplexNairobiKenya