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OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Mexico 2013
Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  11 Jun 2013
Pages: 224 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264192294 , OECD Code: 422013051E1
Price:   €45 | $63 | £40 | ¥5800 | MXN810
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Other languages:  Spanish (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback

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This review of Mexico's civil protection system looks at the coordination of multiple actors across the central government, public and private industries, and state and local governments for the effective management of hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Chapter 1. Key natural hazards and vulnerabilities

-Hazardous natural phenomena in Mexico
-Mexico’s vulnerabilities to natural hazards
Chapter 2. Legal and institutional framework for risk management
-Towards the development of a harmonised nationwide emergency response approach
-A gradual move towards more emphasis on preventive approaches
-Towards integrated risk management: The new 2012 General Law for Civil Protection and its implementation challenges
Chapter 3. Risk assessment in the National Civil Protection System
-Gathering the empirical evidence for risk assessment
-Development of a national risk atlas
-Risk atlas initiatives at local levels
Chapter 4. Disaster risk prevention and mitigation
-Risk prevention: A SINAPROC priority
Reducing physical exposure and vulnerability
-Strengthening the risk culture
-The crucial role of early warning systems
-Financing prevention
Chapter 5. Emergency preparedness and response
-Clarity of first responder roles in emergency management
-Advances in emergency planning
-Co-ordination of emergency response
Chapter 6. Recovery and reconstruction
-Business continuity and early recovery as a civil protection objective
-Financial mechanisms in support of reconstruction
-Risk transfer and insurance
Chapter 7. International co-operation to strengthen civil protection
-Foundations of international co-operation in civil protection
-Cross-border co-operation in civil protection matters
-International co-operation in crisis management
-International and bilateral co-operation in disaster risk management
Annex A. States and municipalities interviewed during the peer review
Annex B. Major disruptive events by state
Annex C. Key federal laws related to civil protection
Annex D. SINAPROC: Key federal ministries and organisations
Annex E. Prevention activities: Responsible stakeholders
Annex F. Recovery activities: Responsible stakeholders
Annex G. Process for scaling up emergency response
Annex H. 2012 General Law of Civil Protection: Main new provisions
Annex I. Operational process for accessing the FONDEN Emergency Fund
Annex J. Operational process for accessing the FONDEN Reconstruction Fund
Annex K. Agreements for international co-operation
Annex L. List of interviewees
Annex M. Methodology

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