objective of the grant is to support incorporating disaster and climate resilience
within the broader pragmatic urban sustainability implementation framework. The growing Disaster Risk Management and resilience focus
within cities (in context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and growing climate
risk) are in practice often treated as topics separate to sustainability. For
this work the team adopted a definition of a sustainable city as
being “resilient cities that are able to adapt to, mitigate, and
promote economic, social and environmental change”. Rather than competing for attention with city leaders and
administrators, more coherently integrating these two agendas into a practical
framework for implementation at city level is a pressing priority. The grant supports the development of an Implementation Framework,
collating all relevant GFDRR knowledge for key cities in the 4 countries, stakeholder
analysis of the EU environment for supporting the sustainable cities agenda,
and client dialogue.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction