UNEP is a patron of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference 2012 (IDRC Davos 2012) which took place in Davos, Switzerland, from 26-30 August 2012.

This biennial event brings together more than 1,000 risk and disaster experts, practitioners and government officials from 100 countries.

With the theme ‘Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World’, the four-day event will focus on the transfer of cutting-edge knowledge, strategies and good practice across the diverse sectors, disciplines and end users involved in risk reduction and disaster management around the world.

Among the activities, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) is hosting a special session entitled, ’Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction: Moving from Theory to Practice’, moderated by UNEP’s Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction, Muralee Thummarukudy.


IDRC 2012 Red Chair Statements