Ecosystem-based approaches to DRR and CCA
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Registration is now open for the conference Upscaling ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (eco-DRR) investments to reduce disaster risks

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13 October 2017,
9:30 to 13:30

On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR, European Commission, UNESCO and Wetlands International will join the International campaign “Home Safe Home” – Reducing exposure, reducing displacement” by holding an event to show evidence on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of community-level, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation solutions.

As stressed at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, in May 2017, those who suffer disproportionately from natural and made-made hazards are poor and vulnerable people. Disasters further erode livelihood and wellbeing and deplete resilience, thus exacerbating poverty and non-economic losses.

Investments in ecosystem-based DRR strategies have a great potential for cost-effective avoidance of damages and casualties from disasters, while offering multiple benefits to society.

The event will seek to provide answers to the following questions:

•How do ecosystem-based DRR and adaptation contribute to achieve the Sendai target B: Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower the average global figure per 100,000 in the decade 2020–2030 compared to the period 2005–2015?

•How can the implementation of ecosystem-based DRR and adaptation solutions be scaled up most effectively from local to national level?

•What opportunities/positive messages do we have from Eco-DRR in Europe, and can these opportunities be transferred to developing countries?

•How does the adoption of a multi-stakeholder approach including CSOs, local and indigenous communities, strengthen Eco-DRR programming and how to increase/mainstream it?

AGENDA

9.00 - 9.30            Registration

9.30 – 9.35           Welcoming - Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit Sustainable Energy, Climate Change, DG DEVCO

9.35 – 9.45           Opening - Mr. Abhilash Panda, UNISDR, Deputy Chief, Regional Office of Europe and Central Asia

9.45 –  11.00        First Panel Discussion 

                           Setting the stage: Moderator, Elena Visnar Malinovska, Head of Unit Adaptation, DG CLIMA

                            Panellists:

                            - Laura Schmidt, Policy Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, DG ECHO

                           - UNESCO

                           - EU MS

                            - Magali Mourlon, Programme Coordinator, VOICE

                            - Karin Zaunberger, Policy Officer Biodiversity, DG ENVI

                            Q&A

                           Wrap up – Moderator

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00      Second Panel discussion

11.30 – 11.35      Introduction 2nd session by the moderator Laure Ledoux, Deputy Head of Unit Biodiversity, DG ENVI

                           Panellists:

                           Etienne Coyette, Head of Sector Climate Change Unit C6 DG DEVCO (TBC)

                          ACP Representative (TBC)

                           Ibrahima Sadio Fofana, Wetlands International Mali

                           Denis Harveaux, Director Red Cross EU Office

                          DG Clima (TBC)

                           Q&A

13.00 – 13.20      Key note speech by H.E. El Haité, Global Climate Action Champion  (TBC)

13.20 – 13.30      Closing remarks by DG ENVI

 

A light lunch will follow.

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Register here https://goo.gl/UU6Cz6

 

 

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Organiser

Wetlands International, UNISDR, DG DEVCO, DG ECHO, DG ENVI, DG CLIMATE ACTION, UNESCO

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Location

Albert Borschette Congress Center (Belgium)