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Key 2012 Global Events Related to Disaster Risk Reduction

Total number of events: 13

Date Title Location
19-20 Jan 2012International recovery forum 2012
Organization: IRP

Overview Large scale natural disasters often overwhelm the capacity of governments, not only for effective response but for long term recovery and reconstruction as well. Recent experiences such as the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, the Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010, and the flooding in Pakistan clearly illustrate the need for surge capacity and ex-ante planning in disaster response and recovery. This gap could be addressed...


Japan (Kobe)
12-17 Mar 20126th World water forum: Time for solutions
Organization: WWC

Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum mobilizes creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. The five World Water Forums organised since 1997 have placed water on the international political agenda. They have undoubtedly contributed to a global awareness of the water issues. The Forum must be perceived first of all as a tri-annual process initiated as soon as a host country and a host city have been selected by...


France (Marseille)
17-20 Mar 2012The 10th anniversary meeting: The international consortium on landslides (ICL)
Organization: ICL

ICL was founded on 21 January 2002 during the UNESCO-Kyoto University Joint Symposium on Landslide Risk Mitigation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage as an activity of IGCP-425. ICL will meet the 10th anniversary of ICL in January 2012. In order to make a strategic plan of ICL and IPL for the second decade, ICL together with ICL supporting organizations will organize the 10th anniversary meeting at the same facility of ICL foundation...


16-22 Apr 20126th International conference on community-based adaptation to climate change (CBA-6)
Organization: MARD, Viet Nam - gov

During six working days, delegates will exchange experience and discuss measures to enhance mutual understanding and capability to adapt to climate change, as well forecast and handle natural disasters' consequence.


Viet Nam (Hanoi)
03-04 May 2012Millennium Development Goals (MDG) review exhibition and summit
Organization: VRS Media

Since the formation of the MDGs in 2000, world leaders have continuously called on the entire world to play its part in making the MDGs a reality in 2015. The UN describes the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – as a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s...


South Africa (Cape Town)
12-15 May 2012Resilient cities 2012: 3rd global forum on urban resilience & adaptation
Organization: ICLEI - Local Gov for Sust

Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation Continuing the journey towards a more sustainable and resilient urban future, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability together with the City of Bonn and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change is hosting Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from 12 to 15 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany, preceding and during the UN Bonn climate talks scheduled...


Germany (Bonn)
20-24 Jun 2012UN conference on sustainable development UNCSD 2012 - Rio+20 earth summit
Organization: UNCSD

Related DRR Side Events View all side events Related DRR Lead Up Events View all lead up events   Related DRR Docs View all documents     Related  DRR Partner News View all news The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development- Rio+20 is organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit- the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. It will bring together world leaders, government...


Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
02-06 Jul 2012Understanding risk: Mapping global risk
Organization: GFDRR; NDMC, South Africa - gov; South Africa - gov; UNISDR

From July 2-6, 2012, the Understanding Risk (UR) Community will convene in Cape Town, South Africa for the biennial UR Forum. The 2012 theme is "Mapping Global Risk," which highlights the essential role of spatial hazard, exposure and vulnerability data in understanding risk and making informed decisions to build resilience. The Forum will consist of: UR conference sessions showcasing new ideas in disaster risk assessment; a series of technical...


South Africa (Cape Town)
03-04 Jul 2012High-level international conference on large-scale natural disasters: Towards building resilient societies
Organization: MOFA, Japan - gov

Conference objectives: To share experiences of and lessons learned from recent large-scale natural disasters including Great East Japan Earthquake To conduct discussions at ministerial level on the major themes related to disaster risk reduction in order to build resilient societies To support discussions on establishing post-Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the third World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015 (which Japan has announced its...


Japan (Tohoku region)
26-30 Aug 20124th International disaster and risk conference IDRC Davos 2012
Organization: GRF Davos

Over 1000 participants will gather from more than 100 countries for the world's leading Dissaster and Risk Conference in the beautiful mountain area and renovated conference centre of Davos, Switzerland. Business leaders, political decision makers, practitioners, scientists and UN, International Organizations, and NGOs will discuss new findings and exchange experiences in the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today. The unique setting includes...


Switzerland (Davos)
01-07 Sep 2012World urban forum 6 (WUF6)
Organization: UN-HABITAT

The theme of the Naples Forum, The Urban Future, was chosen to remind people all how fast the world is urbanizing. Already more than half the global population lives in towns and cities, and projections now show that cities will be home to two-thirds of humanity in little over a generation from now. This means people have to plan our cities better, ensure sound urban legislation and governance, improve basic service delivery and housing. At the same...


Italy (Naples)
24-28 Sep 201215th World conference on earthquake engineering

The 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering will be held from September 24 to September 28, 2012, in Lisbon, Portugal. Being an engineering conference, the 15th WCEE provides a unique opportunity to establish synergies between participants from different engineering areas and from such varied fields as earth sciences, economics and social sciences. The Scientific Committee of the Conference urges all participants to contribute to this global...


Portugal (Lisbon)
26 Nov - 07 Dec 201218th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18/MOP 8) - Doha 2012
Organization: Korea, Rep of - gov; Qatar - gov; UNFCCC

COP 18 Side Events: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) View all side events [ext. link] COP 18: Related Climate Change and DRR Documents View all documents COP 18: Related News from Partners in DRR View all news The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol) and the World Climate...


Qatar (Doha)