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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Oct. 13, 2021

It is increasingly evident that the planet is affected by natural disasters that result from climate change. These natural phenomena have been evolving, becoming more and more aggressive. It is therefore essential to monitor their evolution, using rigorous studies, to ensure greater efficiency in their prevention.

Thus emerges the importance of creating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, instituted in 1989 after a General Assembly of the United Nations, which intends to draw the attention of all Member States to the necessity of adopting synergistic policies aimed at the prevention and reduction of human, material and natural damages.

The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change is committed to this compromise, joining efforts to prevent natural disasters in the Azores, namely through the LIFE IP CLIMAZ project, with actions and measures based on the Programa Regional para as Alterações Climáticas – PRAC (Regional Program for Climate Change), the Plano Regional do Ordenamento do Território dos Açores – PROTA (Regional Plan for the Territorial Planning in the Azores) and the Plano de Gestão de Riscos de Inundações da Região Autónoma dos Açores (Flood Risk Management Plan for the Autonomous Region of the Azores). With the revision of these plans, LIFE IP CLIMAZ will proceed with the creation of eco-engineering to improve and increase coastal protection.

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