The 2022 World Tsunami Awareness Day edition will advocate for reducing tsunami risk globally through increasing access to early warning systems. This follows on the “Sendai Seven Campaign” Target G of the Sendai Framework: “Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.”
As part of a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk reduction, WTAD will focus on the importance of reducing tsunami risk through further developing accurate and timely tsunami warning systems that reach the last mile and strengthening participatory and inclusive disaster risk governance to act on early warnings.
The theme is closely linked to the urge by United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres to have every person on Earth protected by a multi-hazard early warning system within five years from now. The plan to achieve it is expected to be published at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November.