Climate Change

COP 21 – The Paris Agreement

Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015 – 2030

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goals

EM-DAT The International Disaster Database

Sustainable Development Goals

Prentresultaat vir sustainable development goals




UNDP Support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda


Outcomes from COP21: Forests as a Key Climate and Development Solution

The World Bank Working for a World Free of Poverty


  • Healthy forests and landscapes can help us realize real reductions in global emissions in the short and long term.
  • The important role that forests have in addressing climate change was formally recognized in the Paris Agreement.
  • The specific inclusion of REDD+ in the text builds on years of work find ways to positively incentivize countries to reduce carbon emissions at a landscape scale and conserve their standing forests at the same time.


Major Outcomes of COP21

Cities and climate change


Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities

Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Resilient cities demonstrate seven qualities that allow them to withstand, respond to, and adapt more readily to shocks and stresses.


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Resilient Design Principles

Disaster Risk Reduction – The Sendai Framework


Applications for registration as Disaster Management Professional.

DMISA is inviting applications for registration as Disaster Management Professional.  Download the application forms with detailed instructions in Word or PDF versions. Download a slideshow with more background information here.


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