United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
The Handbook On Law And Disaster Risk Reduction
PDF File Size: 5.3 MB | Download   
Disasters caused by natural hazards represent one of the biggest threats to human safety and sustainable development today. In the last decade, disasters have caused approximately 75,000 deaths, affected almost 200 million people1 and cost an average of US$ 162.2 billion per year.Laws can be a powerful tool for reducing disaster risks, preventing new risks from arising and making communities safer. In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, for example, the adoption of legal and policy frameworks concerning structural works (such as dykes, drainage and safe shelters) combined with non-structural measures (such as awareness and education, timely evacuations and relocations informed by risk assessments) resulted in a decrease in the number of flood-related deaths over a 10-year period – from 600 to 60. Laws can establish mandates for disaster risk management (DRM) and development institutions, as well as recognize the roles and responsibilities of other relevant actors. In doing so, they can provide incentives for engaging in risk reduction and strengthen accountability for risk creation amongst public and private sector actors. They can also facilitate the participation of stakeholders (civil society, the private sector, communities and vulnerable groups) in decision-making for DRM. This can promote greater investment in risk reduction and deters risk creation by all members of society, ultimately protecting lives and livelihoods from the impact of natural hazards. The role of legal frameworks in contributing to an enabling environment for disaster risk reduction (DRR) was recognized by 168 UN member states when they adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action, Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters 2005 – 2015 (HFA) and was accorded further support a decade later in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (the Sendai Framework). The Sendai Framework lists “strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk” among its four “Priorities for Action”. A clear first step to promoting stronger governance for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is improving relevant laws and regulations as well as strengthening their implementation and enforcement.
Publisher:
UNDP, EU ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Publication in English
Keywords:
EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, NATURAL PHENOMENA, DISASTER PREVENTION, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER PRONE AREAS, LAW, LEGISLATION,REGULATIONS, DISASTER MITIGATION, DISASTER REDUCTION, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, DISASTER INSURANCE, DISASTER RELIEF, LEGAL SERVICES, HUMAN RIGHTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, CIVIL SOCIETY, DISABILITY, LIABILITY, LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY, CIVIL LIABILITY, DECISION-MAKING, LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
575  times viewed
35  times downloaded.
Feeder: LEELASHRESTHA , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
Technical Support to Government of Nepal to Implement Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
National Disaster Response Framework
Nepal Disaster Reoprt 2011 Policies , Practices and Lessons
Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration In A Post Disaster Context: Lessons and Applications from Nepal
EMPLOYMENT-FOCUSED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RECENT DISASTERS IN INDIA, JAPAN, NEPAL, AND THE PHILIPPINES
Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal : Flagship Programmes : The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium ( October 2010 )
District Disaster Risk Management Plan (DDRMP): Kapilvastu District
District Disaster Risk Management Plan (DDRMP)- Arghakhanchi District
विपद् जोखिम न्यूनीकरण राष्ट्रिय नीति २०७५
CHILD-CENTRED RISK ASSESSMENT - Regional Synthesis of UNICEF Assessments in Asia
Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning
Tools for The Assessment of School and Hospital Safety for Multi-Hazards in South Asia - (Hospital Safety) Toolkit Book 1: New Design
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER FOR REDUCTION (IDDR) 2017 “HOME SAFE HOME"
Needs and Capacity Assessment of Fourteen Rural and Urban Municipalities on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal
Nepal: Disaster Management Reference Handbook
Nepal Wash Cluster Decommissioning and Phase out Plan: Koshi Flood
Early Warning in Action: Kanchanpur, Nepal
Handover The Fire Safety Tank To Five Municipality
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Natural Disaster Challenges in Rukum District - Issue 30
National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management in Nepal
NEPAL COUNTRY REPORT GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF RISK ISDR
Nepal: National Disaster Response Framework (27 Jun 2015)
Supporting Nepal In Building Back Better: Disaster And Climate Risk Management (August 2015)
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Basic Fire Fighting Service Training in Kathmandu
Draft for Consultation Guidance note for developing Flagship 4 Project Proposals
Identification of Focus Districts for Flagship 4
Nepal Disaster Report 2009
Technical Cooperation Programme - Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Climate Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector
Nepal Disaster Report -2009 (The Hazardscape and Vulnerability)
Nepal Emergency Logistics Cluster Contingency Plan 2011
Education in Emergencies in Education Sector Planning: The Case of Nepal
Building Resilience to Landslides through Support for Community-Based Rehabilitation and Mitigation Actions and the Establishment of Early Warning Systems in Nepal (OSRO/NEP/602/USA)
Early Warning in Action
UNDP Nepal Community Based Disaster
In The Know- UNDP Nepal Newsletter-Issue 66, June 2012
Lessons from Nepal: How do you prepare for a disaster? [YouTube]
UN Launches Photography Contest about Disaster Risk
Disasters And Conflicts: Policy And Field Updates
Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium: Progress Update
OCHA Nepal Situation Overview, Issue No. 54/ November 2009
Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Systems in Nepal
Remarks By The UN Resident Coordinator, Robert Piper: Opening Of The Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium: International Disaster Reduction Day (14th October)
Notes of Local Project Appraisal Committee meeting of the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (2011-2015)
Disaster Risk Management Plan -Siraha District
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment at Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Disaster Experiment At Bhaisipati UNDP Pull Down Observation
Supporting Nepal In Building Back Better: Disaster And Climate Risk Management (August 2015)
Project Document -Disaster Preparedness Project-2007
Rapid Hazard and Risk Assessment Post-Flood Return Analysis
Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium: Progress Update
भूकम्प सुरक्षात्मक आवासीय भवन निर्माणको लागि सचित्र निर्देशिका
Key Note Address by Honorable Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman, and National Planning Commission of Nepal during Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Poverty Eradication in Asia-Pacific.
Building Resilience to Landslides Through Support for Community-Based Rehabilitation and Mitigation Actions and the Establishment of Early Warning Systems in Nepal
UNDP Nepal Community Based Disaster Management Practices, 2006-2008
Project Completion Report Earthquake Risk Reduction and Recovery Preparedness Programme for Nepal
100 result(s) found.