Natural and technological hazards are a fact of life, and disasters can strike anytime. The frequency and severity of these events are on the rise, and they can cause significant loss of life, property damage, and economic disruption. In recent years, we have seen hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters affect communities around the world. While focusing on local loss reduction is essential, it is time to adopt a broader approach considering the global context of these hazards, environmental sustainability, and social resiliency.
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