The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Disaster risk reduction

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.
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UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will take place on 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The governments of the Netherlands, Colombia, and Japan are building a Delta Coalition, an initiative to bring together governments and other stakeholders to focus on river deltas. During the Conference there will be a side event on "Building an International Coalition for Integrated Delta Management and Resilience" on 16 March 2015. Read More...