In 2021, the Framework for Global Science has been developped to guide the future of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). It bears the title “Risk-informed Sustainable Development and Planetary Health” and has now officially been activated to be the base for IRDR Phase II. With the agreement of the five parties – International Science Council (ISC), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), China Association for Science Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of CAS – the framework becomes effective for a period of 10 years.

The framework encompasses nine research priorities, which are:

  1. Understand risk creation and perpetuation in the contemporary risk landscape: systemic, cascading and complex risks.
  2. Address inequalities, injustices, marginalization and vulnerabilities.
  3. Enable transformative governance and action to reduce risk.
  4. Understand the implications of new thinking on hazards.
  5. Harness technologies, data and knowledge for risk reduction.
  6. Support regional and national science and knowledge for policy and action.
  7. Support just and equitable transitions, adaptation and risk reduction.
  8. Measurement to help drive progress.
  9. Foster a transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration for solutions to risk challenges.

You can find a short video about the development of IRDR and the research priorities here.