IAP and its member academies are working to raise awareness of the need for science to inform disaster risk reduction policies. The current international framework for disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), expires in 2015 and the UN Office for Disaster Risk and Reduction (UNISDR) is now coordinating work to develop a successor framework.
The Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain organized a workshop and a series of open public lectures at the Academy on April 29, 2014. The aim was to identify barriers and bridges for the incorporation of scientific knowledge to natural disaster mitigation policies and actions in Spain, and propose measures to improve the existing situation. The workshop included a brief introductory lecture and a series of panel discussions. Three interdisciplinary panels were formed with the participation of experts from a variety of fields, institutions and geographical areas. See the summary below.
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