International day for disaster reduction event: Managing forests and watersheds for natural hazards protection and livelihoods

Geneva
Switzerland
Organizer(s)
United Nations Environment Programme
Venue
International Environment House-I, Room 2, 11-15, Chemin des Anemones Châtelaine

To mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) would like to invite you to this lunch-hour roundtable discussion. The roundtable focuses on the role of forests and watersheds in reducing disaster risk, in terms of hazard regulation/mitigation and support to livelihoods. The roundtable will raise awareness of the environmental dimensions of disaster risk and the challenges faced by communities and countries in reducing vulnerabilities.

Invited speakers:

-  His Excellency Manuel B. Dengo, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva
-  Andrew Morton, Country Programme Manager- Haiti UNEP, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch
-  Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, IUCN / Commission on Ecosystems Management

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