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Rio plus 20 Disaster Risk Reduction Side Events

Total number of events: 48

Date Title Location
13 Jun 2012High level meeting on national drought policy (HMNDP) - at Rio +20
Organization: UNCCD; WMO

Despite the repeated occurrences of droughts throughout human history and the large impacts on different socio-economic sectors, no concerted efforts have ever been made to initiate a dialogue on the formulation and adoption of national drought policies. WMO, and the Secretariat of UNCCD, in collaboration with a large number of UN Agencies, International and Regional Organizations and key national agencies, plan to organize the High Level Meeting...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26968

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
15 Jun 2012Connecting the dots: science, the IPCC and the policy picture- at Rio +20
Organization: IPCC

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27039

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
15 Jun 2012Contributing to the greening of economies and poverty alleviation through the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)
Organization: WMO

Global efforts towards green economies and addressing poverty are particularly sensitive to weather and climate variability and change. Poverty reduction and other development targets are at risk as rural food production and food security, disaster risk reduction, health epidemics, access to water, energy, ecosystem services, etc., in many countries are dominated by weather and climate. Use of scientifically sound climate services can support better...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26967

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
15 Jun 2012Eye on Earth: UNEP eye on disaster preparedness & response - at Rio+20
Organization: UNEP

The session will open with a screening of the Eye on Earth Summit video - From A Moment to a Movement (4-minutes) and a 5 minute overview of the Eye on Earth Declaration by Cathrine Armour. A moderated discussion will follow with each panelist speaking for 7-10 minutes followed by Q&A from the press and audience. The Eye on Eearth & UNEP media teams will post photos and stories from the event on each organization's website and through Rio+20 social...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26860

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
15 Jun 2012Session on 'Resilient City' at ICLEI World Congress 2012
Organization: ICLEI - Local Gov for Sust

The number of people affected by climate disasters annually grew to 262 million between 2000 and 2004. In 2010, natural disasters have affected over 15 million people in urban centers in at least 25 countries. In OECD countries 1 in 1,500 people are affected by climate disaster, in developing countries 1 in 19 people are. Low-risk cities show low vulnerability to climate change, natural and industrial disasters and economic shocks. Climate change...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26961

Brazil (Belo Horizonte)
15-17 Jun 2012World summit of legislators- at Rio + 20
Organization: GLOBE International

Rio+20 Side Event: Organized by GLOBE International and GLOBE Brazil, this summit is organized to (1) establish a mechanism at the international level to monitor the implementation of commitments by governments made at Rio+20, (2) provide a platform to advance and share best legislative practice as well as to promote a mechanism within international processes that can recognise national legislation and (3) examine how the value of natural capital...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26965

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
16 Jun 2012Environmental emergencies and sustainable development - at Rio+20
Organization: GCI

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio+20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27115

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
16 Jun 2012Green Cross returns to Rio: Building the safe and sustainable societies of the future
Organization: GCI

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio+20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27116

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
16 Jun 2012Re-greening for resilient landscapes-at Rio +20
Organization: WVI

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27041

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
17 Jun 2012Corporate sustainability forum on a changing world: business as unusual- at Rio +20
Organization: ESCAP; UNGC

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27042

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
17 Jun 2012International partnerships: Indispensable tools for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
Organization: NSTC, United States of America - gov; UNCSD

Disaster risk reduction is a fundamental element of sustainable development. Hydro-meteorological and geologic hazards threaten food security and human health, cause destruction and loss of life, and sever important business supply chains. No country is immune to disasters; however the vulnerability of communities to disasters is closely related to the level of social and economic development. This event will raise awareness of the fundamental importance...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27199

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
17 Jun 2012Session on 'Building partnerships for urban futures: leveraging strengths, driving change through shared values' at the Rio+20
Organization: UNGC

Elevating the urban agenda and dealing with the fastest urbanization rates in history must start by forging the most effective alliances between private, public and social interests, around shared values to address urban core challenges and build solutions. This is the essence of the World Urban Campaign, a catalytic and transformative partnership that is meant to engage the civil society, the business sector, the research community and governments...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26963

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 20124th Agriculture and rural development day- at Rio +20

Rio+20 Side Event: Do you believe in the importance of investing in an integrated landscape approach that improves agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods, while also addressing threats to forests, water, and biodiversity? Then make plans now to attend or follow online the 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day at Rio+20. The purpose of the 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day is to ensure that the vision for a sustainable green...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27056

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 2012Building resilience to disasters in the 21st century: Implications of the triple disaster in Japan in a post-Rio+20 world
Organization: IGES

Addressing one of the seven critical issues at Rio+20, the purpose of this side event is to reflect on the triple disasters in Japan in 2011 and draw lessons for governance and policy from the international to the local level for developing resilience to hazards in the context of sustainable development in a post-Rio+20 world.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26738

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 2012Promote adaptation by reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience-at Rio +20
Organization: ActionAid

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27044

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18-22 Jun 2012Rio+20 global town hall: presentations, dialogues and debates on a sustainable future
Organization: ICLEI - Local Gov for Sust

Rio+20 Side Event: The Rio+20 Global Town Hall will be the main forum to discuss the sustainable urban future at the Rio+20 Conference. With 3 billion new urban dwellers moving into cities in the next three decades, local governments are crucial actors to ensure a sustainable future. The Rio+20 Global Town Hall will provide the setting for high-level and ground-breaking presentations, dialogues, debates, launches and new agreements. It will be the...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26958

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 2012The urban summit: recommendations of local, regional and metropolitan governments for a sustainable future- at Rio +20
Organization: UCLG HQ

Rio+20 Side Event:  Building on the preparatory meetings held in New York in April, UCLG and UN-Habitat with the support of Cities Alliance and UNACLA under the auspices of the City of Rio will bring together over 250 Local and Regional Governments representatives to discuss their contributions to the Summit. In New-York, before the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Member States and other stakeholders, local and sub-national authorities transmitted...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27048

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 2012UCCRN session on sustainable urban future: city solutions for climate change at the Rio+20 mayors summit
Organization: Brazil - gov; Earth Instit; NASA, United States of America - gov; Oswaldo Cruz Inst; The New School

The objective of this meeting is to celebrate the decisive role of cities in utilizing the first UCCRN-led state-of-the-knowledge assessment and demonstrating that cities are indeed the first responders to climate change. The meeting will convene the world’s urban leaders, Mayors of global cities, and global scholars that are jointly shaping the future of urban sustainability. Key issues for the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26982

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
18 Jun 2012Voices from Fukushima: sharing lessons for global sustainability-at Rio +20
Organization: Peace Boat

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27040

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Building ecocities – geodesign and citizen participation- at Rio +20
Organization: Ecocity Builders

Rio+20 Side Event:  One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27069

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Building resilience for sustainable development in the OIC member countries: accelerating actions for comprehensive disaster risk management
Organization: OIC

This side event will focus on one of the seven critical topics on the agenda of the Rio Conference- Disasters- with the aim of generating higher level of awareness among policy makers and experts in the OIC member countries with regard to the need for a comprehensive disaster risk management strategy as an integral part of their overall national development strategy. The majority of the population in the 57 member countries is extensively prone to...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26750

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Climate change change disasters-the role of the global responders in DRR- at Rio +20
Organization: Nurses Across The Borders; SeaTrust Inst

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27058

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Climate vulnerability monitor 2012 launch- at Rio +20
Organization: DARA

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27061

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Defying disasters: a tri-continental South-South dialogue- at Rio +20
Organization: Philippines - gov

Background: Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27065

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Environmental and humanitarian emergencies: building capacity and raising awareness for sustainable development
Organization: SDC, Switzerland - gov

Environmental emergencies encompass man-made or technological disasters and secondary environmental hazards of natural disasters. The extent to which natural and human-induced disasters result in humanitarian emergencies depends mainly on how vulnerable and resilient communities are. Therefore, environmental emergencies need to be placed higher on the political agenda. This can be addressed through several scenarios, training and awareness-raising...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27084

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Environmental and humanitarian emergencies: building capacity and raising awareness for sustainable development- at Rio +20
Organization: SDC, Switzerland - gov

Rio+20 Side Event: The themes of this Rio +20 side event will include disaster risk reduction. More details will be coming soon.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27063

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Low carbon high resilience infrastructure for sustainable development- at Rio +20
Organization: UNOPS

Background: Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27051

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Nuclear emergency preparedness - off-site Rio+20 side event
Organization: GCI

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27107

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Nuclear energy dialogue: Fukushima and the future of nuclear energy - off-site side Rio+20 side event
Organization: GCI

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio+20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27108

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Space for sustainable development- at Rio +20
Organization: UNOOSA

This side-event is being organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) together with the Governments of Austria and Brazil. The focus will be on space and its contributions that would lead to a convergence on the use of space based technologies for sustainable development and assist in identifying the next actions that would embrace Rio+20 outcomes. The event will consist of contributions from invited panellists, and will...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27160

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Sustainable cities and territorial cohesion: key elements of a sustainable future - at Rio+20
Organization: UCLG HQ

At a moment where half of humanity lives and works in cities around the world and where previsions expect this proportion to increase to 70% by 2050, the role of urban governance and sub-national levels of governments in the global agenda is becoming increasingly important.Given the need to go beyond clusters and sectoral approaches, local and subnational authorities are calling for a more human centered debate and for an integrated framework to assessing...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27163

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Sustainable city, a concrete utopia- at Rio +20
Organization: Comité 21

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27066

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
19 Jun 2012Tackling displacement by natural disasters in the sustainable development- at Rio +20
Organization: NRC

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27055

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Building marine ecosystem resilience to ocean acidification- Rio +20
Organization: FSM

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27070

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in high mountain ecosystems-at Rio +20
Organization: UNISDR AM

Rio+20 Side Event: The main theme of this Rio +20 side event will be disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. More details will be coming soon.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27068

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Enhancing disaster risk reduction for a sustainable world- at Rio +20
Organization: EC

Rio+20 Side Event:  Background Disasters have devastating impacts on people, environments and economies Our world is changing and becoming more vulnerable: the frequency and intensity of disasters has increased dramatically over recent decades and we are facing new global challenges and emerging risks. Disaster risk reduction and building a culture of resilience, central elements of sustainable development policies, need to be addressed with...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27067

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Humanitarian and environmental crossroads for Rio +20
Organization: Switzerland - gov; UNCSD

The effects of trends such as population growth, resource scarcity, urbanisation and climate change on resilience and vulnerability are of great concern to humanitarians and should be recognised as such. Resilience to these emergencies is obtained through integration of mechanisms for preparedness into the broader context of international, national and local responses. Environmental emergencies encompass man-made or technological disasters and secondary...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27177

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Local action and partnerships for more resilient people and communities
Organization: IFRC

The challenges brought by globalisation, environmental degradation and over exploitation of natural resources, climate change, migration, poverty, economic and demographic stress, violence, diseases, conflicts, disasters etc are leading to the emergence of new patterns of vulnerability at local and regional levels and widening the gap between the “Haves” and “Have-nots”. The world we live in today is more complex than ever before. It is in...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26970

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Resilience for Communities - What do we really need?- at Rio +20
Organization: SDC, Switzerland - gov

Rio+20 Side Event: Following the global commitment made by member states to partnering to strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability in the face of adversity in Busan, this side event is organized to inform the public about the post Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) regime and discuss how to build the resilience of communities to disasters. The concept of building resilience will be discussed along with the opportunities it provides in the sustainable...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27010

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Resilient cities - Fostering local action to achieve sustainable development- at Rio +20
Organization: UNISDR

Rio+20 Side Event: DRR is widely identified as a critical issue in Rio+20. It is in this connection that a number of Rio+20 side events related to reducing risk and strengthening resilience are being organized by Governments, UN system, Major Groups and IGOs. UNISDR together with partners- ICLEI, UCLG, IFRC, UN Habitat , the Permanent Missions of Australia, Indonesia, Peru, Norway and Mexico to the United Nations and the European Commission,...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26729

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20 Jun 2012Vulnerability of urban migrants: Challenges and responses - at Rio +20
Organization: IOM; UNHCR; UNISDR

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27064

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
21 Jun 2012Educating for a sustainable future-at Rio +20
Organization: UNESCO

Rio+20 Side Event:  One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27052

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
21 Jun 2012Resilient people, resilient planet: A future worth choosing- at Rio +20
Organization: UNCSD

Rio+20 Side Event: United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27057

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
21 Jun 2012Rio+20 partnerships forum: partnerships for advancing gender equality and sustainability
Organization: IUCN; UN DESA; UNEP

Progress on gender equality has been made in some areas, but the potential for women to engage in and contribute to sustainable development more effectively as leaders, participants and agents of change has not been fully realized. In this Session , the value of partnerships in mainstreaming gender in critical thematic issues at Rio+20 such as disaster risk reduction will be showcased, and a forum for participants to network with existing partnerships...

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/26960

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
21 Jun 2012Sustainable development learning: tools and methodologies to build sustainable cities-at Rio +20
Organization: UN-HABITAT

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27053

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
22 Jun 2012Sustainable development learning: reducing the impacts of disasters on sustainable development in SIDS- at Rio +20
Organization: UCSIS

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27049

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
22 Jun 2012Sustainable development: the critical role of disaster risk management- at Rio +20
Organization: IDB; Saudi Arabia - gov

Rio+20 Side Event:  One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27045

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
22 Jun 2012Sustaining resilience: development in crisis- at Rio +20
Organization: Pakistan - gov

Rio+20 Side Event: One of the themes of this Rio +20 side event will be Disaster Risk Reduction.

http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27046

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)