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    Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations - New York
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - New York UNHQ Liaison Office
    Urban Climate Change Research Network


    Date: 11 - 12 Apr 2012
    Country: United States of America
    City/State: New York, New York
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From Sendai to Rio - cultivating a disaster-resilient society for sustainable development

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Columbia University in the City of New York
Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations - New York
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - New York UNHQ Liaison Office
Urban Climate Change Research Network

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 11 - 12 Apr 2012 Location: United States of America (New York, New York) Venue: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda

Background

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

Event website: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/events/view/57940

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