Second Call for Abstracts: International Science – Policy workshop 2014

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  • 2013•12•14     Indonesia

    Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: guiding development policies in the 21st century

    Four years after its first workshop held in Bonn, 2010, which led to the publication “The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction” (2013), the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), the Centre for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is inviting researchers, policy makers and practitioners to a Science-Policy workshop to share success stories and discuss how the science and evidence-base of ecosystem-based DRR/CCA could more effectively inform and influence development decisions. 

    The PEDRR/LIPI/CNRD International 2014 workshop is being held at a time when three major global policy agendas are being negotiated, namely the post-2015 global framework on disaster risk reduction (HFA-2), the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, and the post-2015 global climate change agreement.  Discussions and outputs will have clear relevance to these major policy processes. The workshop will also aim to identify a research agenda for the next 10 years which would have direct relevance to policy and decision-making. 

    Abstracts can be submitted to the following four thematic areas:

    1. Evidence and economics of Eco-DRR/CCA
    2. Decision making tools for Eco-DRR/CCA
    3. Innovative institutional arrangements and policies for Eco-DRR/CCA
    4. Cutting edge scientific research and technical innovations on Eco-DRR/CCA

    Main organisers:

    • The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)
    • United Nations University
    • United Nations Environment Programme
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) (hosting institution)
    • Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD)

    The deadline for abstract submission is 10 February, 2014 

    Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) with subject heading as “science-policy workshop 2014”  at

    Information about the acceptance of your abstract will be provided by 1 March 2014. The workshop will have a maximum size of 50 participants and only abstracts of direct relevance to the four themes described above will be considered. There is no registration fee.