Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee


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Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

Topic: International cooperation as means to improve international strategy for disaster reduction

Country: Norway

Norway established the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) 1 September 2003 as a national platform for disaster risk reduction. It is set up as an authority network of governmental agencies and other stakeholders focusing on natural hazard, both geological and hydro-meteorological. A national risk assessment concluded that extreme weather and landslides are among the hazards most likely to affect Norway, and that they can have severe consequences. The country has also recently experienced serious events of floods, storm surges, and forest fires. The Arctic climate in th...

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