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UN/ISDR Releases Proposal to UNFCCC for Follow-Up on Bali Action Plan

UN/ISDR Releases Proposal to UNFCCC for Follow-Up on Bali Action Plan October 2008: The UN International Strategy for Disaster

Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released its proposal in response to the Bali Action

Plan's call for enhanced action on adaptation through consideration of disaster

risk reduction strategies, risk management and risk transfer mechanisms.

The

proposal is directed to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term

Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA) and was prepared in consultation

with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, while inputs were received from a

number of UN Agencies. The paper proposes that parties draw upon the Hyogo

Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and

Communities to Disasters, in the design and implementation of adaptation

actions. It contains specific proposals pertaining to: national planning for

adaptation; the enhancement of knowledge sharing; the streamlining and scaling

up of financial and technological support; and institutional frameworks for

adaptation. [The

Proposal]