AXA in Cancun to raise awareness on resilience and disaster risksFrom May 22 to May 26, AXA participated in the Global Platform Summit in Cancun. Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this meeting gathered governments, businesses and civil society to find ways to reduce disaster risk and build better resilience to climate risks.
During two years (renewable), AXA will be funding case studies and field work in four countries – all of which have been affected recently by major natural disasters: Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Haiti. Findings from this work will be used to draft guidelines and a tool for use around the world by governments, civil society and the private sector. The partnership aims to strengthen building codes and their implementation in countries vulnerable to natural disasters, to improve minimum standards and to encourage countries to ‘build back better’, and to reduce fatalities and limit economic losses as a result of disasters.