After three days of discussions and debates about the newly evolving global landscape of disaster risk reduction, the Symposium has come to an end. Some of the final topics explored include;
Reflecting upon the past few days, the Symposium has served as a unique opportunity to clarify and progress the development of law, policy and practice governing disaster risk reduction and disasters at the national, regional and international levels. As the final day drew came to an end some fundamental questions were raised:
As we ponder on what role law and policy governing disaster risk reduction should play in a changing global landscape it becomes evident that there are no clear cut answers these questions. International disaster law is an evolving area and it is for this very reason that symposiums such as these are crucial. As research develops, state practice becomes more coherent, and science and technology more refined, it is pivotal that cross-sectoral engagement, discussion and cooperation takes place to inform what course of action to take in an ever more turbulent world, so that we can achieve the goal of minimising suffering and harm resulting from disasters.