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1 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Disaster risk reduction in Norway Aiming for a safe and robust society where everyone takes responsibility Strasbourg, 07 May 2007 Petter Nuland

2 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility km 2 Length (direct line N-S): km Width: min. 1.6 km, max. 430 km Total coast line: km Population: 4.5 million (Oslo: )

3 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 1 : Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation Establishing a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Establishing a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction A strengthened mandate for disaster risk reduction through a Royal Decree A strengthened mandate for disaster risk reduction through a Royal Decree Adapting to the effects of a changing climate Adapting to the effects of a changing climate One National point of contact for the ISDR system One National point of contact for the ISDR system

4 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 2 : Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning Annual National vulnerability and preparedness report and other multidisciplinary and trans-sectoral reports Annual National vulnerability and preparedness report and other multidisciplinary and trans-sectoral reports Research- and science based knowledge Research- and science based knowledge The Åkeneset early warning system The Åkeneset early warning system

5 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility

6 Åkneset

7 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Disaster risk reduction in the school - Education and training for children and youths Disaster risk reduction in the school - Education and training for children and youths Guides and publications on aspects related to disaster risk reduction Guides and publications on aspects related to disaster risk reduction Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 3: Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 3: Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels

8 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 4 : Reduce the underlying risk factors Building codes and the Planning and building act Building codes and the Planning and building act Land-use planning and Mapping risk areas Land-use planning and Mapping risk areas Flood plain management Flood plain management

9 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Hyogo Framework Priority for Action 5: Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response A new cross-departemental secure digital emergency communication network A new cross-departemental secure digital emergency communication network New Act concerning civil defence, civil protection, and local level disaster risk reduction New Act concerning civil defence, civil protection, and local level disaster risk reduction

10 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Challenges and the way forward Only 1/3 of municipalities have done comprehensive risk and vulnerability analysis the latest 4 years Only 1/3 of municipalities have done comprehensive risk and vulnerability analysis the latest 4 years Which municipalities will need better resilience and what is national and what is local responsibility? Which municipalities will need better resilience and what is national and what is local responsibility? How to ensure that local level has the appropriate knowledge and competences? How to ensure that local level has the appropriate knowledge and competences? How will national level vulnerability affect the local level? How will national level vulnerability affect the local level? How to link the local, national, and international levels? How to link the local, national, and international levels? Plans and structures Audits and guidance Excericses Risk and vulnerability analysis

11 A safe and robust society – where everyone takes responsibility Thank you for your attention!


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