Disaster risk reduction, megacity resilience and climate insurance at the Adaptation Futures Conference 2016

  • 2016•05•09     Netherlands

    The signing of the Paris agreement last month signaled a renewed commitment to addressing climate change impacts by countries worldwide. To capitalize on this renewed commitment, researchers and businesses must also take the opportunity to present new insights and solutions. The four-day Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam will highlight adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments, and businesses and bring together scholars, practitioners, policymakers and business people from around the world. The conference is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA).

    UNU-EHS will be actively participating in the conference, including delivering presentations, chairing sessions and organizing workshops.

    Below, you will find an overview of our activities at the Adaptation Futures Conference. This space will be updated over the course of the conference and to get updates on our researchers at the conference follow us on Twitter @UNUEHS or Facebook.

    Tuesday, 10 May

    Dr. Fabrice Renaud will present: Integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction through ecosystems: opportunities, co-benefits and unintended side effects at the session: Exploring the potential of ecosystem based approaches – Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) and ECOsystem based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)

    Theme 5: Ecosystems and ecosystem based adaptation
    Time: 15.45 – 17.30
    Place: Penn Room I

    Wednesday, 11 May

    Dr. Matthias Garschagen will chair the session: Megacity transitions: towards justice with resilience and present: Development-risk relationships

    Theme 6: Disaster risk reduction
    Time: 15.45 – 17.30 Afghanistan
    Place: Antwerp Room

    Thursday, 12 May

    Dr. Michael Hagenlocher’s work: Understanding health in the face of global change: towards a vulnerability framework will be presented by Sarah Dickin from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the session: Climate risks for infectious diseases

    Theme 4: Public health
    Time: 8.45 – 10.30
    Place: New Orleans Room

    Kehinde Balogun of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) has organized a session on: Climate risk management: adapting to climate change and reducing disaster risks through integrated risk transfer solutions

    Theme 6: Disaster risk reduction
    Time: 11.00 – 12.45
    Place: Penn Room II

    For the full conference programme, please click here.