Connecting climate change, disasters and sustainable development

Date: 29 Jan 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Event Type: Webinar


Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate Webinar Series, No 2

Presenting the findings of a new working paper, entitled “Connecting disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development”

Speaker: Dr Kaori Kitagawa (University College London)

Respondent: Prof Tercio Ambrizzi (University of São Paulo)

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Despite the important synergies between them, the fields of disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development remain largely separate. There are acknowledgements in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that they share common goals. However, the achievement so far has been limited due to political constraints and the challenges of synthesising underlying paradigms. If these areas can be more effectively connected we stand a much greater chance of addressing the underlying threats to humanity. This webinar presents the findings of a new working paper, entitled “Connecting disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development”. After the presentation there will be a response from Tercio Ambrizzi (University of São Paulo), followed by questions and discussion.

Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate is a three-year Global Challenges Research Fund project. Bringing together partners in Brazil, Fiji, Kenya, Mozambique and the UK, it explores the role that locally-generated higher education initiatives can play in addressing climate change. For more details about the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project, please visit our website, or follow us on Twitter @ClimateUniv.

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