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Population in risk areas in Brazil | 2010


Population in risk areas in Brazil is part of the endeavor pursued in the technical cooperation agreement, established in 2013, between the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE and the National Center for Monitoring and Early Warnings of Natural Disasters - CEMADEN. The partnership aims at joining efforts and actions for the development of applied surveys and the generation of databases and information associated to the characterization of the populations vulnerable to natural disasters in the national territory in order to give support to monitoring, early warnings, risk management and response to natural disasters.

The interinstitutional agreement made it possible to associate, in an unprecedent way, the IBGE's Census’s information and the risk areas monitored by CEMADEN. By making databases with population variables available, both institutions take an important step towards the building of systems for identifying, observing and monitoring  urban spaces; particularly those which are susceptible to hydrometeorological and weather conditions linked to floods, downpours and mass movements, i.e., at risk of natural disasters, with significant impact on society and the environment.

In addition, this initiative is especially relevant in the building of the necessary base for the fulfillment of targets associated to the global agendas of the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG and the Sendai Framework, both  established by the United Nations - UN.