#DRR Disaster Risk Reduction – #DutytoProtect

Africa – Americas – Arab States – Asia & Pacific – Central Asia – Europe


When all the ice has melted, first I will be Warm and then I will be Cold.

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1 #DRR Disaster Risk Reduction – “#Duty-to-Protect”

Disaster law initiatives to combat climate change – “Duty-to-Protect”

How to grapple with the increasing frequency and severity of a wide array of both ‘human-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters.

Experts say we have three years to save the planet

International law must comply by 2020 latest with national #disasterlaw

Under Sendai Framework priority 2 – Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk (Duty to protect);

Global and regional levels
28. To achieve this, it is important:
(a) To guide action at the regional level through agreed regional and sub-regional strategies and mechanisms for cooperation for disaster risk reduction, as appropriate, in the light of the present Framework, in order to foster more efficient planning, create common information systems and exchange good practices and programmes for cooperation and capacity development, in particular to address common and trans-boundary disaster risks;

Are disaster management services the main duty-bearers to roll out DRR?

Break down legal fragment between DRR, Climate adaptation, the Tree proposal, Sendai framework, the SDGs, also between nuclear regulations.

Land use and forestry proposal for 2021-2030 – Forest laws to reduce deforestation.

National framework regulations needed now in;

  • Land use and urban planning
  • Building codes – Retrofits of existing buildings, Exemplary new buildings and Efficient equipment
  • Environment and resource management
  • Safety standards


Connect DRR and climate change, after New Zeeland 2010 Building code demolish or rescue.

2011 International convention from prevention of pollution from ships.

Mexico mainstreamed DRR law in all sectors. France mayor sent to prison for ignoring DDR laws.

Civil protection law = Disaster management (law to much focus on response)

Sectoral laws like Climate change adoption laws and development approvals important in rural and sub-urban areas. Linkage between environment laws and climate change laws.

Why do we need a lawyer? Protection of rights links to disaster

Legal disaster

Customs law disaster

Why compulsion and force?

Why international? Paragraph 14 Cooperation legal and not

Consent Capacity Building (ILC) framework adopted 2 months after Sendai 2018 next

Legislation/Regulations Is it a Self form of disaster risk reduction DRR?

Can monitoring DRR indicators alone identify (urban/rural) hazards and exercise disaster relief law of public response?

Disaster Ill-star

1950-60 Defense did research on disaster

Values scope and scale of a loss

Volition choices in relation to hazards

Valocity policies response times’ project, risk, predict – time horizon

Vicinity geography also social cultural economic, legal overlays

Vulnerabilities = impact outcome (origin)

Viewpoints philosophy

Victims disaster label, response label (victim-hood)

Katrina –> Depress obsess –> Super dome

Victims vs. Cash / Charity patterns

Natural more emo than man-made disaster

2003 August heatwave 14 802 (living on climbing 7th floor) – Time frame Chernobyl 100 (1 000 cancer)

Does climate legislation and regulation protect Who is an (urban/rural) disaster victim, healthy/sick people?


Core DRR mitigation and prevention response to disasters and hazards – linked to relief union

1st November 1755 Lisbon earthquake 1/3 loss – Urbanisation important

Voltaire unforeseeable and random – Urbanisation important

1927 National Relief Union

Preventive measures against disasters

UN early warning systems – Iran earth quake 1963

Pollution Sustainable Development

1980 Prevention Natural Disaster Reduction

1992 Rio declaration

UNFCCC – Framework Climate Change

Kyoto protocol

1991 Resolution 46182

Yokohama Framework

Millennium change

Climate change, Human rights, Environment law


PREVENTION at activities and measures to avoid existing and new disaster risks.

MITIGATION de-licensing or minimizing of impact of hazardous events.

PREPARDENESS capacity developed by governments responds and recover organisation, community or individuals to effectively anticipate respond to and recover from the impact of likely or imminent or current disasters.


Early Warning Systems


The obligation of recording casualties is not an instrument of to reflect disaster victims

Urban Disaster Law

Duty is a conduct and not a result, to shall reduce risk of disaster and harm precaused thereby.


The U.?N. Human Rights Council adopted the resolution, which was submitted by the Brazilian and Ecuadorian governments, last month at its headquarters in Geneva. Diplomats say the document could now lay the groundwork for more cities-focused work by the council –>

GOOD NEWS Adopted resolution #L30 – 37th Meeting, 35th Session Human Rights Council http://webtv.un.org/watch/ahrc35l.30rev.1-vote-item3-37th-meeting-35th-regular-session-human-rights-council/548071109600

Can the Sendai framework be enforced? Is there a will to extend the new international treaties within the domestic jurisdiction?

Exploring accountability, implementation and enforcement in the Sendai framework

States have a disaster law impact on human rights not only in their own territories.  Also, often there is an extraterritorial disaster law impact – on people in the rest of the world.

This project aims to provide a critical evaluation of the law and policy of whether and to what extent disaster law vs. human rights law is and should be applicable to states extraterritoriality.

When forced climate migrants decide to make perilous border crossings: the causal role of disaster

Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Education & School Safety, Environment & Ecosystems, Gender, Health & Health Facilities, Disaster Risk Management, Critical Infrastructure, Vulnerable Populations, Children and Youth

#ClimateChance #CCAgadir17 #Cities #EUSEW17 #c40cities #NUA #NAU #CCCRdg #Habitat3 #Humanrights


#SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #Policy #Governance

#Cities #Safety #Arctic #Maritime






#EWS #EarlyWarningSystems


#Federation Disaster Law Programme

#RedCross #Oilspills #ocean #ships #environment

#Disasterlaw #UrbanDisasterLaw

#law #disaster #risk #reduction


The new Leaders – Women

The role of non-state actors

Heading to COP22, Marrakech after featuring prominently at COP21 will be the community of non?state actors, chief among them cities, regions and businesses. A conference on low?carbon technologies will bring together representatives from the top universities. And the “Women Leaders and the Global Transformation” summit planned for November 16, 2016 will host women politicians, NGO chairs and CEOs in Marrakech, Morocco (See Close?Up: “Non-State Actors: Better Organized Every Year“).

#ParisAgreement #AccordDeParis #NewUrbanAgenda #NuevaAgendaUrbana #ReadingCouncil #Habitat3 #SDGs #GlobalGoals #Agenda2030 #Go100RE #Localgov #Women4Climate
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Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI

In the Context of the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and the historic Paris Climate Agreement at COP21, both followed by the perspective COP22 in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco is convening a worldwide summit on Women Leaders and Global Transformation needed to bring humanity on a low carbon economy trajectory. Through an impressive gathering of active women leaders in different sectors, from all horizons (business CEOs, City Mayors, NGO activists , Politicians, Scientists) this unique Summit was an opportunity to reiterate the new paradigm shift this is happening globally in the area of sustainable development, climate mitigation and adaptation due to solutions provided by women.

Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit took place Wednesday, 16 November, Palmeraie Golf Palace – Marrakech, Morocco

White Paper “Women, health and climate, moving on in #togethernessship towards #Call4Climate@COP22”

Strongly mobilized via the call of 08 December 2015 at the COP21, the networks Supplement of Women and Sustainable Development continue to alert by launching a white paper entitled “Women, health, climate, move together towards the COP22 and beyond” Of the conference of 16 November 2016 with the Ministry of Families for Children and Women’s Rights, the Ministry of Environment Morocco at Palmeraie Golf Palace – Marrakech. This publication gathers 22 testimonies of women and men, from the private or public sphere, working in their own way against climate change and its impact on women and health.

Livre Blanc “Femmes, santé, climat, avançons ensemble vers la COP22” from Appel Climat Santé
@HElHaiteCop22 Nov 17
Signature of the Global Alliance of the ancestral know-how for climate

Annakhil, Royaume du Maroc

All unsustainable unfairness must STOP here and now;

@Regions20 Nov 17
Congratulations to
, then to the top of the women leaders  the for the Presidency of the green background for women! @ArnoldUpdate

@ECO4CLIM_Rdg Nov 16

Roundup by moderator M. Sabban Declaration Women Leaders and…

@CCCRdg Nov 16

Climate Solidarity Roundup by moderator M. Sabban Declaration Women Leaders and the Glocal’ TRAN…

@CCCRdg Nov 16

Roundup by moderator M. Sabban Declaration Women Leaders and the Glocal’ Summit

@Nasseneba_Toure Nov 16

Avec Mme Dominique SERRA Directrice Générale de la Holding



@IrinaBokova Nov 16

Thank you for the initiative. Access to clean energy leads to & is a key to fight

@natashai16 Nov 16
Thnx to supporting women in their fight against climate change 🌟

@Awwad_Nouhad Nov 16

Yohoo AKON is here at women leaders summit and talking about the need of electricity that he was deprived off in his childhood.

@HElHaiteCop22 Nov 16

Solar lights go down the street crime, allow the children to do their homework –

Thank you your commitment for the pr and pr struggle against the ! Let’s tackle !

@natashai16 Nov 16

Conclusions of the with Fathia Bennis and

@CCCRdg Nov 16
@ECO4CLIM_Rdg Nov 16

@natashai16 Nov 16
Bravo an example of fighting spirit and hope for women in the Cape Verde! We must all stay mobilized

@MyMaestroni Nov 16
‘Solidarity’, “humility”, “diversity + universality” conditions for the challenge of the climate fight
@natashai16 Nov 16
Nice work on the solidarity and unity of to the
The poem on climate change that shocked the UN
@CCCRdg Nov 16

Marshall Islands Poem Has Powerful Message for Women Leaders “Tell Men”

leaders, read at the moment at the top

@MyMaestroni Nov 16
From Marshall Isl inspiring lesson of wisdom+engagement. Women leadership at work to fight climate change

@HElHaiteCop22 Nov 16

. calls for to mobilize – and demand a clean, resilient and just energy system

We are here to support you and show that women are major actresses of combat change AC. –

@DerekaPieper Nov 16

Women have to be fully engaged if will be reached at

@CCCRdg Nov 16

on at Womens Leaders and the Peace & security

@IrinaBokova Nov 16
Women are not only victims of the , they are carriers of solutions

@CCCRdg Nov 16

M. Robinson reflect on “Doha miracle” & Focus on

@COP22 Nov 16
“We need examples of women in first line of action for the climate, resilient and ready to fight back,” Mary Robinson

@natashai16 Nov 16
Thanks to for his support in fault in women in their fight against climate change

@HElHaiteCop22 Nov 16
Mary Robinson congratulated the Moroccan women’s leadership for their commitments

Tomorrow is the first climate justice day – Robinson

The transition won’t happen without the and we need the transitional – Mary Robinson
Thank you and bravo @ @ for opening of the Women leaders Summit & global transformation

??🗓 Let’s tackle ! join the Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit tommorow http://womenglobaltransformationsummit.com/PE.pdf


..so the the winter solstice goes on… _ _ _ …