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UN/ISDR Asia Partnerships Meeting Addresses Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

© UNI/ISDRApril 2009: A meeting of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) Asia Partnership convened from 23-24 March 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was a follow-up action to the Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which called on the UN/ISDR Asia Pacific Office, in consultation with the Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP), to develop an Action Plan to the Kuala Lumpur Declaration.

During the meeting, a high level panel on reducing disaster risk in a changing climate convened. Participants decided to include the issue of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Action Plan, with the Republic of Korea listed as a potential lead country. IISDRS Sources. [Meeting website]