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Karen da Costa

we live in dangerous times or even in a permanent state of emergency, and that actions must therefore be taken to prevent the worst from happening. The present article discusses various aspects of preventism. It looks first at how preventism relates to disaster-risk reduction, identifies preventism

Karen da Costa and Paulina Pospieszna

activities for States: 1) to ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation; 2) to identify, assess, and monitor disaster risks and strengthen early warning systems; 3) to develop better knowledge management for building a culture of


Edited by Jacqueline Peel and David Fisher

In The Role of International Environmental Law in Disaster Risk Reduction, edited by Jacqueline Peel and David Fisher, expert authors from four continents offer perspectives on the growing intersection between environmental law and disaster risk management. Chapters discuss the potential for retasking environmental law tools and principles for purposes of mitigating the harms of potential disasters, including those exacerbated by climate change, and approaches for linking institutions and approaches across the environmental, climate adaptation and disaster risk management fields internationally. This book illustrates the blurring distinction between natural and manmade disasters and the consequences for legal norms and practice in the formerly distinct areas of international environmental law and international disaster law.

contexts. 7. The categorization of women and girls as passive “vulnerable groups” in need of protection from the impacts of disasters is a negative gender stereotype that fails to recognize the important contributions of women in the areas of disaster risk reduction, post-disaster management and

Ilan Kelman

disaster diplomacy, situations of fully successful disaster diplomacy have not yet been to shown to have occurred, and appear unlikely to occur, because of only disaster-related activities (comprising disaster response and disaster risk reduction). Instead, pre-existing interests towards diplomacy must


Edited by Anastasia Telesetsky, Warwick Gullett and Seokwoo Lee

pollution emergencies. It is concluded that States may want to invest in proactively applying disaster risk reduction approaches to marine pollution emergencies. I Contingency Plans as Disaster Relief States understood the necessity of planning for future events that are possible but not fully predictable

The 21st osce Ministerial Council Meeting in Basel

Reaffirming the osce’s role as the main forum for dialogue between East and West

Stephanie Liechtenstein

suggestions for additional osce capacity in the area of combating and preventing corruption. Second, the Basel mc adopted a ‘Decision on Enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction’. The decision is the result of the Swiss Chairmanship’s priority of ‘more reliable management of natural disasters’. It draws upon

Pedro Walpole S.J.

, several individual Jesuits and affiliated institutions responded in enacting the disaster risk reduction ( drr ) protocol. Participants in this effort included: Xavier Alpasa, S.J. (b.1968), Bernie Aton, and Firmo Bargayo, S.J. (b.1978), of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan ( slb ); Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. (b