The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

What (is) next for Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation?

This webinar will focus on the progress made in recent years on the topic of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It will discuss the advances on the policy front by considering the perspectives of the climate change, DRR, sustainable development and conservation communities. It will also discuss advances on the scientific front and give examples of implementation activities on the ground. In order to do this, examples and/or debates on the approaches from Japan (tsunami context), and from coastal erosion in Indonesia will be considered. Finally, ideas emanating from various fora on what the next steps are to accelerate the uptake of Eco-DRR/CCA approaches globally will be presented.

When: Friday, 28 April; 3 p.m. CEST
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register

Speaker: Fabrice Renaud, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Fabrice Renaud is Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services section (EVES) at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). He has been with UNU-EHS since 2004 and developed research programmes in South, South East and Central Asia, West Africa, and Europe. His main research fields are on the role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and on water pollution. Fabrice Renaud holds a PhD in in Crop, Soils, and Environmental Sciences.