Indeed 2030 – just eight years from now – is the key date in the global agenda to make the world a better place. It is the target year to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. All are interlinked.
But we are not on track.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
It also has seven global targets, known as the Sendai Seven. In 2022, UNDRR is shining a spotlight on Target G, “Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030”.
Progress towards the Sendai framework will be assessed at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 22 to 28 May.
There will be a back-to-back Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference to increase understanding and application of effective “end-to-end” and “people-centred” multi-hazard early warning systems.
WMO’s vision is that “by 2030, we see a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to the socioeconomic consequences of extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events.”
The theme of World Meteorological Day builds momentum towards this vision as WMO and its 193 members work together towards a safer, more resilient, more sustainable planet.
Editor: Xu Nenyu