Twenty Philippine Governors joined the Making Cities Resilient: My City Is Getting Ready! campaign at a summit of local government leaders from November 4-6, 2010 in Albay. The Local Government Unit SUMMIT+3i had the theme “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines.” Participants discussed the critical role of climate change adaptation at the local government level for meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.
UNISDR launched the worldwide campaign last May, enlisting local government leaders to commit to ten essential actions to reduce disaster risks. These actions include investing more in disaster risk reduction, preparing and sharing risk assessments, ensuring early warning systems are in place, and protecting ecosystems to reduce floods, cyclones and storm surge impacts. More than 130 cities have already joined the UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign and are committed to complying with one or more of the Ten Essentials. Among them are Mexico City (Mexico), Durban (South Africa), Bogota (Colombia), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Amman, (Jordan), Albay (the Philippines), Cairns (Australia), Chennai City (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Saint Louis (Senegal).
For more information on the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010-2011 - Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready, visit: http://www.unisdr.org/campaign.