Recommendations of the European Seismological Commission (ESC) for the Post Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA2)

Alexey Zavyalov, Murat Nurlu, Mariano Garcia-Fernandez, Stefano Parolai, Kerem Kuterdem


ESC community held a PostHyogo consultation by using a questionnaire prepared by ESC Executive Committee (ExeCom) in 2014. Six questions were posed to the ESC community, asking for additional comments not specifically included within the questions.

The questions were:

  1. What is the role of ESC at regional and international level for improving the understanding of disaster (especially earthquake) risk reduction and building resilience?
  2. How effectively has the Hyogo Framework of Action been implemented by countries and scientific community (especially ESC Members)?
  3. Can you give some examples of how earthquake community has benefited from HFA between 2005-today (one or two outcomes)?
  4. What do you think should be three main components that needs to be further addressed in a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (considering primarily the earthquake risk mitigation)?
  5. How do we improve the science and policy dialogue to ensure that decisions are informed by science? Examples?
  6. What could be the top three seismology related issues important to building earthquake resiliency that can be addressed in a post-2015 international risk reduction strategy?
Following the answers received, the ESC ExeCom prepared a set of final proposals to be submitted to UNISDR as ESC contribution for PostHyogo Consultation.

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