The European Commission (EC) and UNEP are collaborating on a new project (2012-2015) that seeks to promote, innovate and scale-up ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) interventions in vulnerable countries and regions and raise greater recognition of Eco-DRR globally.

This project is supported through the Strategic Cooperation Agreement (SCA) between the EC and UNEP, covering 2011-2013 Environment and Natural Resources Thematic Programme (ENRTP) priorities managed by the Directorate General of Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO). This project is also in line with the Implementation Plan of the EU Strategy for Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction in Developing Countries (2011-2014).
Project outcomes and outputs will contribute directly to the outcomes of the Rio +20 World Conference on Sustainable Development, the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, and the Millennium Development Goals.

Global in scope, the project will intervene in three regions - Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean – and will implement Eco-DRR demonstration projects in four countries – Afghanistan, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan. For further information about our country activities, click here.