The Royal Society has submitted to the World Humanitarian Summit public consultation. The submission recommends a number of issues that the Summit should address in order for it to set an ambitious humanitarian agenda that is fit for the future.
In particular, this submission highlights:
i. the need for long-term planning and proactive investment in measures to reduce the future risk of disasters and limit costly disaster response and recovery;
ii. the need to bring the humanitarian, development, disaster risk reduction and climate change sectors together for coherent and co-ordinated action on disasters;
iii. that humanitarian action should be evidence-based and should draw on the best available science.