About the book
The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a major initiative of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). It contributes to the achievement of the Hyogo Framework of Action through monitoring risk patterns, trends and progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR). In addition, the GAR provides strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community. The objective of this book is to increase political and economic commitment to risk reduction, as well as the effectiveness of risk reduction policies and strategies. It also offers guidance on the most effective strategies and actions to reduce risk and adapt to climate change. This edition has shaped the strategic dialogue on the DRR imperative at the international, regional and national levels.