UCCRN/UNISDR: From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development

by | April 2, 2012
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Distant_view_of_Rikuzentakata_Credit_Mitsukuni_Sato-1024x6851Wednesday, April 11, 2012

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Somayya Ali, Center for Climate Systems Research, by sending email to sa2619@columbia.edu or by calling 212-678-5626.

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Speakers: Various (see Event Agenda)The Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations present “From Sendai to Rio – Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development”, a special Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami commemorative event.

This dialogue is organized to discuss the significance of building climate and disaster resilience in coastal cities. It will feature experts from UN agencies, the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), Columbia University, Japan, Bangladesh and New York City to share their knowledge and experience in the issue and discuss how these could influence the public and policy understanding on sustainable development, especially in the urban context. The dialogue will also serve as a platform to identify research questions and learning among cities from different regions in implementing disaster risk reduction initiatives at the local level.

Open to the public. Registration is required.

UCCRN-UNISDR Event Agenda

UCCRN-UNISDR Event Concept Note

UCCRN-UNISDR Event Flyer

Columbia University Earth Institute Event Website

Photo Credit: Mitsukuni Sato (Creative Commons)

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