Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

We have identified the following laws, policies and strategy plans in place on civil contingencies that are relevant to this indicator -

Civil Contingencies Act 2004 – a framework for civil protection in the UK.

UK national guidance on risk assessment - How the level of risk posed to the UK is assessed nationally and locally, covering the National Risk Assessment and National Risk Register.

National Risk Register (NRR) - This document series brings together all issues of the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies from 2008 to 2017.

GOV.UK - Emergency Planning - What the UK government is doing about emergency planning in England and non- devolved areas.

Preparing Scotland - Scottish Guidance on Resilience – the guidance is underpins the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

Preparing for Emergencies - This guidance helps people, businesses and communities to identify and prepare for the hazards and threats that may disrupt their lives.

The UK’s knowledge platform for disaster risk reduction on PreventionWeb is also relevant to this indicator.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Relevant UK policies

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement
Available disaggregations
Other information
Data last updated 18 April 2019
Metadata last updated 22 November 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

1.5.3 Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (repeat of 11.b.1 and 13.1.2)

Target name
Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 217 KB) opens in a new window
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