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Review of the latest disaster risk management knowledge published

A new report 'Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: knowing more and losing less' has been written by the European Commission's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC), presenting the best available knowledge in various fields of disaster risk management. The report was released at the UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which is taking place this week in Cancun, Mexico.

The report highlights knowledge gaps and identifies the needs for further research in order to better understand disasters and improve the effectiveness of responses. It also analyses areas in which science and knowledge can be further integrated into policy and identifies public private partnerships for risk-sharing as an area of potential improvement that when addressed can save more lives, minimise damage and improve resilience.

The European Commission's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre was launched six months after the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was set up. 'Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: knowing more and losing less' is based on the contributions of 273 scientists from 26 countries and 172 organizations and was made possible through the collaboration between 11 services of the European Commission.

Read the report.

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