A Sting Exclusive: Disaster risk resilience, key to protecting vulnerable communities

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).  The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The past five years have been the hottest […]

Civil protection: Parliament strengthens EU disaster response capability

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. An upgrade of the EU’s civil defence mechanism, tested to its limits by 2017 and 2018 forest fires, storms and floods, received the support of the House on Tuesday. The aim of the new legislation, informally agreed with Council in December, is to help […]

EU joint response to disasters: deal reached with Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The aim of the new legislation, agreed on Wednesday, is to help member states to respond faster and more effectively to natural and man-made disasters, by sharing civil protection assets more efficiently. RescUE The draft law would also set up, upon Parliament’s request, a […]