Seminars & webinars
18 July 2013

An overview of urban vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change in Central America & the Caribbean Region


Where: Venice
Location:

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

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Video-conference
at FEEM Milan

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable:


h. 12.00 Seminar

Information:

Seminars Office, seminars@feem.it

Speakers:


Ebru A. Gencer, Central America and the Caribbean Region Think Tank Member, CATALYST
Urban DRR Specialist, UNISDR UPWG
US National Delegate, ISOCARP

Abstract

Central America and the Caribbean is one of the most hazard-prone regions in the world. In addition, the region is heavily affected by poverty, unemployment, critical management of natural resources, and urban conglomeration in capital cities, especially in the Small Island Developing States, increasing vulnerability and risk to natural disasters and climate change. This presentation will examine characteristics of urban vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change in the Central America and the Caribbean Region. It will argue that even though, the region is not vast in size, the diversity within creates different characteristics of vulnerability to natural disasters and thus requires an extensive variety of disaster risk reduction approaches and adaptation techniques.

Keywords: Urban Vulnerability, Disaster Risk, Central America, the Caribbean

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