UCCRN/UNISDR: From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development
Wednesday, 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 email@example.com or by calling 212-678-5626.
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.
Photo Credit: Mitsukuni Sato (Creative Commons)