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United Nations University- Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS): Contribution to the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
In 2020, the United Nations General Assembly called for a Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) welcomes the opportunity to submit an institute contribution to the Midterm Review on both retrospective and prospective elements. The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations and acts as a global think tank. The Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) works on risks, adaptation and transformation related to environmental hazards and global change.
With this submission, UNU-EHS contributes to Midterm Review process on selected topics within its area of expertise: the Systemic and interconnected nature of risk (Chapter 2), Disaster risk finance and risk analytics (Chapter 3), Disaster-related losses of ecosystems and ecosystem services, including digitalization (Chapter 4), Sendai implementation in mountains (Chapter 5), and Building back better in recovery (Chapter 6). Following the guidance from the Voluntary National Reporting template, each thematic section of this document is structured as: i) Retrospective review, ii) Context shifts / new and emerging issues and challenges, iii) Recommendations.