ICCG Webinar on "What is next for Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation?"
15:00 - 16:00
h. 15.00 webinar
Fabrice Renaud – United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Fabrice Renaud is Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services section (EVES) at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). He has been with UNU-EHS since 2004 and developed research programmes in South, South East and Central Asia, West Africa, and Europe. His main research fields are on the role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and on water pollution. Fabrice Renaud holds a PhD in in Crop, Soils, and Environmental Sciences.
Elisa Calliari – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
This webinar will focus on the progress made in recent years on the topic of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It will discuss the advances on the policy front by considering the perspectives from the climate change, DRR, sustainable development and conservation communities. It will also discuss some advances from the scientific front and give examples from implementation of activities on the ground. For the latter, examples and/or debates on the approaches from Japan (tsunami context), and from coastal erosion in Indonesia will be considered. Finally, emerging ideas and the next steps to accelerate uptake of Eco-DRR/CCA approaches globally will be presented.