Costa Rica

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The IFRC has approved two Early Action Plans: the EAP for floods in Honduras, and the EAP for volcanic ashfall in Costa Rica. As a result, 2,700 Honduran families and 2,400 Costa Rican families will be able to anticipate the impacts of these hazards.
Anticipation Hub
Compendium of good practice on post disaster recovery in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
The present systematization carried out by the UNDP compiles Good Practices in Post-disaster Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to spread and highlight the work and recovery processes taking place in different countries of the region.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
The ability to provide a “volcano forecast” could help reduce the significant health, safety, and even economic impacts of eruptions; they regularly disrupt aviation and the global supply chain we depend on.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Sendai Focal PointComisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias

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Este decreto institucionaliza una serie de normas para la inclusión, atención y protección de las personas con discapacidad en casos de emergencia y desastres. El decreto explora:

-La estructura y implementación de las normas.
-El ámbito de aplicación

Costa Rica - government

El Plan Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo 2016-2020 es un instrumento de enfoque estratégico destinado a orientar a todos los actores de la actividad nacional en el cumplimiento de la Política Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo, así indicado en la Ley Nacional

Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias

Esta política define los principios, objetivos y lineamientos de la política pública para la gestión del riesgo en Costa Rica en el período 2016 - 2030, y es la base para definir los compromisos del Plan Nacional de Gestión de Riesgo. 

Costa Rica - government

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Coverpage of "Climate risk country profile: Costa Rica"
Costa Rica’s climate is characterized by annual patterns. These are periodically affected by fluctuations in the temperature of the surrounding oceans, interaction of the atmospheric circulation with the volcanic mountain, and El Niño/La Niña cycles.
World Bank, the
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the biennial 2011-13 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias