What would it be like to live in a world in which government authorities, businesses, communities and individuals work together to create a society that is able to withstand the effects of unforeseen events and threats?
At the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) we are working with stakeholders at the global, national and local level to make this happen. This work includes the support of stakeholders towards achieving the outcome and goal of The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and its coherence with The Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Our work recognises that with growing population and more extensive and interconnected built environments, the world’s exposure to hazards is increasing. It is urgent and critical to anticipate, plan for and reduce disaster risk in order to more effectively protect people, communities and countries. When disaster does strike, communities may need to be rebuilt physically, economically and socially.
GDRC is based at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Applied Sciences. Our vision is for a society that has the capacity to resist or change in order to reduce hazard vulnerability, and to continue functioning physically, economically and socially when subjected to a hazard event.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield
Number of pages68
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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