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UN/ISDR Co-Hosts 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

Un-isdr26 October 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) co-hosted the 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction on 26 October 2009.

The Forum aimed to address the issue of reducing risks associated with weather-related hazards, and to identify promising practices and critical actions for post-Copenhagen implementation of adaptation. According to Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, investment in disaster reduction measures, including early warning systems, water management and ecosystem restoration, can contribute to reduced adaptation costs. Wahlström expected that the Stockholm Policy Forum would “further motivate the increase of investments to reduce climate-related disasters.” [UN/ISDR Press Release]