Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
How does Disaster Risk Reduction interplay with climate change adaptation? The University of Copenhagen has participated in an EU research project on this. Welcome to a presentation of the results and to participate in a discussion.

Keynote speakers:
Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Professor, University of Copenhagen
Kristoffer Albris, assistent professor, University of Copenhagen
Nicola Tollin, Professor, University of Southern Denmark (to comment on the EU-report).

According to changing UN reports, the world is facing difficult times. Even in a best case scenario we need to adapt to a new landscape of hazards.

The IPCC approved and accepted Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate at its 51st Session held on September 20 - 23, 2019, stating that ”we are in the race between two factors. One is the ability of our ecosystem to adapt and the other is the pace of climate change”.

In the fall of 2018, the EU H2020-project ESPREssO concluded after investigating, among other issues, the ongoing integration between "climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction".

ESPREssO aimed at contributing to a new strategic vision to approach natural risk reduction and climate change adaptation, thereby opening new frontiers for research and policy making.
To achieve thise goal, the project structure was built upon the central role of three main challenges to be addressed in order to propose ways to mitigate differences, to identify gaps, and to overcome the boundaries among different topics:

  • To propose ways to create more coherent national and European approaches on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and resilience strengthening;
  • To enhance risk management capabilities by bridging the gap between science and legal/policy issues at local and national levels in six European countries;
  • To address the issue of efficient management of trans-boundary crises.
  • The main final products of ESPREssO are the Guidelines on risk management capability and a Vision Paper on future research strategies in order to better define the research priorities following the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

    After the presentations (one hour), there will – after a short break with sandwiches and refreshments – be opportunities for comments and questions.

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    • When

      12. nov. 2019 17:00 - 19:00
    • Where

      IDA Conference, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1780 København V

    • Registration Deadline

      11. nov. 2019 - 23:59

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