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1 NATURAL DISASTERS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Proposed strategy of action in the preparation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD IATF 4, Nov. 2001

2 Objective n To include disaster reduction as a key element for sustainable development in the expected Johannesburg Programme of Action n Also as crosscutting issue in relevant chapters and segments

3 WSSD in Johannesburg, 2-11 September 2002 n "People, Planet, Prosperity". The presumptions to address are: Poverty and inequality are the greatest threat to sustainable global development in 21 st century, Seriously tackling inequality will involve changes in terms of trade, investment, debt relief, Governments cannot do this alone - partnership with business, industry and civil society is essential.

4 Background WSSD n Review of implementation of Agenda 21, Rio Principles and ratification of conventions adopted in Rio 1992 UNCED –Climate change, biodiversity, forest, (desertification) n Johannesburg Programme of Action expected, based on commitments for targets, delivery mechanisms, resources and monitoring.

5 Issues in Agenda 21 relating to disaster reduction n Chapter 7 "Promoting sustainable human settlement development", n Chapter 11:... Combating deforestation and drought; n Chapter Sustainable mountain development", n Chapter 17 "Protection of the oceans...", n Chapter 18 :... freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches..

6 WSSD focus n Shift in emphasis from purely environmental issues to the importance of sustainable social and economic development n needs of the developing world, ie the intersection between poverty, environment and development.

7 Issues at WSSD- tentative Financing for sustainable development Technology transfer Global trade agreements and the environment Access to water Access to energy Environmental health Air and atmosphere Vulnerability to natural disasters Land degradation Unsustainable exploitation of marine resources.

8 Attendance WSSD Some delegates are expected: n 110 to 193 heads of state n UN delegates n delegates to the Civil Society n VIP global business leaders n Journalists

9 Preparatory process WSSD n National Assessments n Regional Assessments and Prep. Meetings n Stakeholder meetings for partnership during 2002 (UNEP, UNDP, Capacity21 and others) n Preparatory Committee (Commission on Sustainable Devlopment, CSD-10) n Key partner is UN/DESA

10 Important links n Important links to highlight and build on during the preparatory process: Climate Change and desertification, and links to both conventions. Poverty Eradication Plans and Programmes Food security Stakeholders meetings Others….

11 Some actions taken, ISDR n Meeting with WSSD Bureau n Participation in Regional Prep. Meetings in Europe, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean n Particpation in related meetings n Some lobbying with Governments and national counterparts

12 Proposed further action n Back ground documentation (expert input) n Active Preparatory Committee CSD10- participation n Participation in key meetings and fora n Work with national and regional counterparts, committees and platforms

13 Documentation n SG report (for PrepCom 2) n Background document including: – Relation to other areas: poverty eradication, health, climate change, combating desertification, human settlements, freshwater, mountains, biodiversity, gender sensitiveness, information for decision- making, globalisation, etc, –Programme of action recommendations (targets, delivery mechanisms, resources and monitoring)

14 Some deadlines for Back ground documents to PrepComs: n 20 December- 01: PrepCom II (first outline for Agenda WSSD and Programme for Action) n 20 February- 02: Third PrepCom III n 6 April -03: PrepCom IV n 1 July: Submission on proposal for side event for the Summit

15 Expert consultations n Improve back ground document and provide recommendations on targets n Seek opportunities back to back to other meetings for Brain stormings and technical input n Internet discussion, web support

16 Supporting documentation n Several global reports under preparation, useful for WSSD: –Global review on disaster reduction (ISDR) –World Vulnerability Report (UNDP) –Global Environmental Outlook (UNEP) –World Disaster Report (IFRC) –World Water Report –Millenium Ecosystem Assessment (WRI) –others....

17 Preparatory Committees n PrepCom II, New York, –21 January-8 February, 2002 (includes stakeholder dialogue) n Third PrepCom III, New York, –25 March-5 April, 2002 n Fourth PrepCom IV, Jakarta, Indonesia, –6-17 May, 2002 n Possible with side events

18 Side events n For Prepcom II Proposals submitted by 10 December n For Prepcom III Proposals must be submitted by 11 February n For Prepcom IV Proposals must be submitted by 8 April n For WSSD, Johannesburg, proposals submitted by 1 July 2002.

19 Some key meetings and fora n Regional preparatory meeting: Asia, Cambodia, November 2001 n International Conference on Freshwater: Bonn, 3-7 December, 2001, n India, Delhi: Asia ISDR committees - ADRC/Japan: 21 Jan n Global Environmental Ministerial Meeting, Cartagena Colombia, Feb 2002 n World Food Summit, Rome, May (?) 2002

20 Seeking national commitment n Work with national and regional counterparts, committees and platforms within each consituency of ISDR partners and IATF members- link disaster reduction ans development consituencies n Spread the message

21 Special segment or panel at WSSD n Depending on the development of the Prep.Coms, plans for a special segment or panel during the WSSD should be developed with interested partner agencies. Decide before 4th PrepCom n Proposal to be prepared by the Secretariat in consultation with partners

22 DecJanMarMaySep Hemispheric Meeting Costa Rica, 4-5 Dec Freshwater Bonn 3-7 Dec 2nd Prep Com. NY, 21 Jan-8 Feb Background doc - DESA Asia Prep. Com Nov 3rd Prep. Com. NY, 25 Mar-5 April 4th. Prep. Com Indonesia, 6-17 May WSSD, Johannesburg 2-11 September 2002 Environmental High level meeting Cartagena, Feb WSSD time line

23 Sum up for discussion IATF: Proposed further action n Back ground documentation - possible expert consultations / meetings n Active Preparatory Committee CSD10- participation, side events? n Participation in key meetings and for a: which ones and who? n Work with national and regional counterparts, committees and platforms


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