The Sendai Framework in the Baltic Sea Region

The material for the Sendai Framework in the Baltic Sea Region report has been collected through discussions with the National Focal Points for the Sendai Framework (or other national representatives responsible for Disaster Risk Reduction) in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden. The discussions focused on national and local strategies, international cooperation, risk assessments and warning systems. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the BSR – focusing on challenges, good practices and potential paths for strengthening the work.
In the words of one of the Focal Points: “There is a tendency to stick to the known risks that are related to cases we have already seen – we are starting to look more at climate change risks, but the time horizons are a bit challenging… – risks developing slowly over time”
This shows that there is a need to work more on integrating climate change risks into the existing risk assessment methodologies – both on the national and local levels. The aim of the CASCADE project is to adapt existing risk assessment methodology to the climate change context and tailor it to the local level.

Pub. Oct 13, 2019 Published October 13, 2019

The Sendai Framework in the Baltic Sea Region report, launched by the CASCADE project provides an overview of the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the BSR – focusing on challenges, good practices and potential paths for strengthening the work.