This webinar will focus on the progress made in recent years on the topic of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It will discuss the advances on the policy front by considering the perspectives from the climate change, DRR, sustainable development and conservation communities. It will also discuss some advances from the scientific front and give examples from implementation of activities on the ground. For the latter, examples and/or debates on the approaches from Japan (tsunami context), and from coastal erosion in Indonesia will be considered. Finally, emerging ideas and the next steps to accelerate uptake of Eco-DRR/CCA approaches globally will be presented.
Fabrice Renaud – United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).
Fabrice Renaud is Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services section (EVES) at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). He has been with UNU-EHS since 2004 and developed research programmes in South, South East and Central Asia, West Africa, and Europe. His main research fields are on the role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and on water pollution. Fabrice Renaud holds a PhD in in Crop, Soils, and Environmental Sciences.
Elisa Calliari holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in International Sciences and Diplomatic Relations from the University of Trieste (Gorizia Campus), where she graduated in 2010 with a thesis on Environmental Accounting. In 2011, she also obtained a Master in Environmental and Energy Economics and Management from Bocconi University. During her studies, she collaborated with the General Consulate of Italy in Barcelona within the Public Relation Office (2008) and with the Emigration and International Cooperation Office of the Trento Province (2010).
She joined FEEM in 2011 and started her collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in 2013, working on several international projects on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Within ICCG, she follows the topic of Loss and Damage associated with climate change impacts and its evolution within UNFCCC negotiations.
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