From Sendai to Rio - cultivating a disaster-resilient society for sustainable development

Meeting or Conference
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat - New York, ) (UNISDR NY); Columbia University in the City of New York, Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research); Columbia University in the City of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory); Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations; Urban Climate Change Research Network, ) (UCCRN)
11-12 Apr 2012
United States of America (New York, New York)
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda


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.

Topic 1

Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in Coastal Cities

Topic 2

Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development framework

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