Vol15 No.7: 1383-1396
【Title】An international program on Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction – a Belt and Road initiative (2016-2020)
【Author】LEI Yu1,2; CUI Peng1,3*; Amar Deep REGMI1; Virginia MURRAY4,5; Alessandro PASUTO6; Giacomo TITTI6; Muhammad SHAFIQUE7; Tilak Priyadarshana D. G.8
【Addresses】1 Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Processes/Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China; 2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; 3 CAS Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; 4 Public Health England, London 133-155, England; UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group, Geneva, Switzerland; 5 Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Scientific Committee, Beijing 100094, China; 6 Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, National Research Council, 4- 35127 Padova, Italy; 7 National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25130, Pakistan; 8 Internal Quality Assurance Unit &Center for International Affairs, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka
【Corresponding author】Lei Y, Cui P, Regmi AD, et al. (2018) An international program on Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction – a Belt and Road initiative (2016-2020). Journal of Mountain Science 15(7). https://doi.org/10.1007s11629-018-4842-4
【Citation】Lei Y, Cui P, Regmi AD, et al. (2018) An international program on Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction – a Belt and Road initiative (2016-2020). Journal of Mountain Science 15(7). https://doi.org/10.1007s11629-018-4842-4
【Abstract】Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a Chinese national strategy which calls for cooperative economic, political and cultural exchange at the global level along the ancient Silk Road. The overwhelming natural hazards located along the belt and road bring great challenges to the success of BRI. In this framework, a 5-year international program was launched to address issues related to hazards assessment and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The first workshop of this program was held in Beijing with international experts from over 15 countries. Risk conditions on Belt and Road Countries (BRCs) have been shared and science and technology advancements on DRR have been disseminated during the workshop. Under this program, six task forces have been setup to carry out collaborative research works and three prioritized study areas have been established. This workshop announced the launching of this program which involved partners from different countries including Pakistan, Nepal, Russia, Italy, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan. The program adopted the objectives of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and United Nation Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and was implemented to assess disaster risk in BRCs and to propose suitable measures for disaster control which can be appropriate both for an individual country and for specific sites. This paper deals with the outcomes of the workshop and points out opportunities for the near future international cooperation on this matter.
【Keywords】Natural hazards;Silk Road; Disaster risk reduction; Belt and Road Initiative;Sendai Framework; International collaborationprogram