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TitleCentre de réduction des risques de catastrophes (RRC) de la Colombie-Britannique : travailler ensemble pour bâtir des communautés résilientes en Colombie-Britannique, note sur le concept
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSafaie, S; Journeay, J M; Ulmi, M
SourceNatural Resources Canada, General Information Product 126f, 2022, 10 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is a translation of BC Disaster Risk Reduction Hub: working together to build resilient communities in British Columbia, design concept note
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS82E; 82F; 82G; 82J; 82K; 82L; 82M; 82N; 82O; 83C; 83D; 83E; 92; 93; 94; 102; 103; 104; 114
Lat/Long WENS-139.1667 -114.0000 60.0000 48.0000
SubjectsScience and Technology; Nature and Environment; Health and Safety; BC Disaster Risk Reduction Hub; Climate change; Organizations; Emergency preparedness; Disaster risk reduction; Scientific research; Policy; Information; Communities; Resilience; Coordination; Decision making; Governance; Natural hazards
Illustrationstables; schematic representations; organizational charts
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantifying geohazard risk
Released2022 02 22
BC Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Hub Design Concept outlines the purpose, objectives, role, and institutional structure for the proposed secretariat to be established at provincial level to facilitate connections and collaboration between science and policy actors for the common goal of disaster and climate risk reduction. The role of DRR Hub includes 1) responding to priority demands of practitioners and policy designers for risk data management and production of relevant risk information and 2) enabling its use in design of policies and investments that build resilience of the communities in BC. The proposed design of DRR Hub is based on inputs and consultations with a wide range of provincial and local level actors in disaster and climate risk management convened through DRR Pathways project led by Natural Resources Canada. The Hub will enable collaborations and connections between science and policy researchers, designers, and decision makers to work together in enhancing the governance of disaster and climate risk information and building resilient communities in BC aligned with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and BC Emergency Program Act Modernization.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The scientific and technical entities use language and approaches in the field of climate and disaster risk that are very different from the language used and how things are done within the governments or private sector on the same issues. These differences become a major barrier in producing relevant scientific information and using it for reducing the risk through policies and programs of the governments. Close dialogue and collaboration between science and policy entities and experts is needed to define terminologies, develop methodologies and tools, and produce data that connect science to true demands of disaster and climate risk management. This document describes the design of BC DRR Hub as a small entity that will facilitate connection and collaboration between a wide range of provincial and local public and private entities active in reducing disaster and climate risk in BC.

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