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RIO+20 The Future We Want

RIO+20 the future we want

Disaster-resilient Societies

Disasters caused by earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tsunamis and more can have devastating impacts on people, environments and economies.

But resilience – the ability of people and places to withstand these impacts and recover quickly – remains possible. Smart choices help us recover from disasters, while poor choices make us more vulnerable. These choices relate to how we grow our food, where and how we build our homes, how our financial system works, what we teach in schools and more.

With a quickening pace of disasters taking a greater toll on lives and property, and a higher degree of concentration of human settlements, a smart future means planning ahead and staying alert.

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Want to get involved?

Do you have a vision of a world where all our communities are resilient in the face of disasters? Are you looking for ideas to reduce disaster risk?

Then join the global conversation and connect on Twitter using #futurewewant