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Disaster risk reduction to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

October 2021

A toolkit for parliamentarians

In 2019, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) passed the following resolution calling on parliamentarians to include disaster risk reduction (DRR) in their strategies for implementing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

This toolkit explains the importance of DRR and how to implement it and provides 10 actions that parliamentarians can employ to effectively influence and implement DRR policy, legal, financial and oversight frameworks adapted to their country’s context. DRR reduces the economic and societal impacts of disasters, maintains and restores ecosystems, and protects and expands development gains.