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German Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction e.V.(ger.: Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V.)


Conference of the Parties COP-28 in Dubai

Conference of the Parties COP-28 in Dubai

The 28th Climate Change Conference is just around the corner, this year from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At this year's negotiations, the focus will be on climate finance. Financial support for the transformation to "Net Zero" will play...

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What is disaster risk reduction?

Storms, natural hazards and extreme events can quickly become a danger to people and the environment. But climate change, extreme urbanization, power outages and fires also offer potential hazards.

A disaster occurs when the functioning of a community or society is impaired or interrupted and, as a result, high human, material, economic and ecological losses occur that cannot be managed alone.

Precautionary measures can help to reduce the consequences and impact of the disaster. Depending on the hazard and personal circumstances, the precautionary measures to be taken may vary.

Find out more about potential hazards and individual precautionary measures on our topic pages.