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

posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:42 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 10:42 AM ]

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 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: Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute), Adam Freed (City of New York), Helena Molin Valdes (UNISDR), Henrietta Elisabeth Thompson (Rio+20), Hon. Saber H. Chowdhury (MP, Govt. of Bangladesh), H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki (Japanese Mission to the UN), and John Mutter (Earth Institute), among others.

The Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory present "From Sendai to Rio - Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development."

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.

Reception to follow. 

For a tentative agenda, click here: 

For more information on UCCRN visit www.uccrn.org

For more information on UNISDR visit www.unisdr.org

For more information on the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations visit www.un/emb-japan.go.jp

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