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  • Improving governance: Managing the risk of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Organization of American States


    Date: 29 Mar 2012 (tentative)
    Country: United States of America
    City/State: Washington DC
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Improving governance: Managing the risk of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Organization of American States

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 29 Mar 2012 (tentative) Location: United States of America (Washington DC) Venue: Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters

Background

The Organization of American States (OAS), as a co-sponsor of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, which will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1-3 June 2012, is conducting a series of "hemispheric dialogues" on sustainable development themes intended to generate recommendations on institutions and governance for sustainable development for both the Congress and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The eighth in the series, co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will seek to generate recommendations on improving governance in risk management and emergency legislation. Future dialogues will address biodiversity, and improving the environmental performance of the private sector.

Purpose

Governance in the context of natural disasters risk management and climate change adaptation.

Expected results

Recommendations on improving governance in risk management and Adaptation approaches.

Event website: http://www.oas.org/en/sedi/dsd/rio+20/default.asp

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