Mr. Von Hernandez
Executive Director of
Greenpeace Southeast Asia
Scary Facts About
> EIGHT warmest years on record…
all since 1998.
> Scientists predict 6-foot rise in global
> More hurricanes in 2005 than in any
> Deadly infectious diseases spread
beyond the tropics.
> Warming to cause more heat wave-
> Crop failures produce global famine.
> Climate changing faster than any
time in past 10,000 years.
> Sixteen million new cars on the road
> Global fossil fuel use is still
> This whole mess is our fault.
Simple Actions You Can Take to
Help Reduce Global Warming
> Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
> Use Less Heat and Air
> Change a light bulb
> Drive less and drive smart
> Buy energy-efficient products
> Use less hot water
> Use the “off” switch
> Plant a tree
> Encourage others to conserve
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
"The conceptual framework of elements
considered with the possibilities to minimize
vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a
society, to avoid (prevention) or to limit
(mitigation and preparedness) the adverse
impacts of hazards, within the broad context of
WHAT NATIONS CAN DO
All nations should commit to teacher
training and curriculum development to
support large-scale teaching of disaster risk
All nations should review the seismic safety
of their schools.
WHAT THE PRIVATE
SECTOR CAN DO
can provide guidance and resources so that
their students also study safety and their
schools are also safe.
should work with national governments to
establish and enforce strict codes of conduct
so that high standards are met in school
WHAT EDUCATORS AND
focus more clearly on natural hazards
without detracting from the work they do in
other important areas
WHAT COMMUNITIES AND
SCHOOLS CAN DO
addition of some teaching about safety and
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
Parents who have lost children in school
disasters can join together as a community based
organization to do whatever they can to prevent
other parents from feeling the pain and grief
they know so well.
Parent Teacher Associations exist in various
forms in many countries. These can become the
forum for discussions of what their children and
youth learn about safety and hazards and how
schools can be protected.
Everyone has to work together to
find solutions to problems that
degrade the commons.