Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, The Rotunda
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Somayya Ali, Center for Climate Systems Research, by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-678-5626.
Speakers: Jeffrey Sachs The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Adam Freed, New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Helena Molin Valdes, UN International Strategy on Disaster Reduction; Henrietta Elisabeth Thompson, UN Conference on Sustainable Development; Honorable Saber H. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Government of Bangladesh; H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Japanese Mission to the UN; and John Mutter, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; among others
The Earth Institute Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory present "From Sendai to Rio - Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development."
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.
Open to the public. Registration is required.
Reception to follow.
For more information on UCCRN visit www.uccrn.org
For more information on UNISDR visit www.unisdr.org
For more information on the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations visit www.un/emb-japan.go.jp
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