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2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)


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Duration: January 2007 - December 2009

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system produced the 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR).   The GAR preparation was coordinated by the UNISDR secretariat and developed in collaboration with the World Bank (WB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other ISDR system partners. The GAR was launched by the UN Secretary General in May 2009 to be presented at the second session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (June 2009). The 2009 GAR report was a landmark assessment based on a global risk analysis, a review of achievements and gaps in disaster risk reduction and an analysis of key disaster reduction issues.  Following the 2009 report, several recommendations were made in order to improve the risk assessment. For example to see if the methodology can be adapted at more precise scale (e.g. regional level, or large countries). Improvements were needed on earthquakes as well as on trend analysis. UNEP/GRID-Geneva will participate to this new round of developments as well as updating the existing datasets.


UNEP priorities: Climate Change , Disasters and Conflicts , Environmental Governance

GRID unit: Global Change and Vulnerability,Human and Social Issues

project leader: Pascal Peduzzi
Package Leader: Hy Dao
project member: Andrea De Bono
project member: Gregory Giuliani
project member: Christian Herold
project member: Bruno Chatenoux


Project partner institution(s): United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)



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