Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – RAAS Division)
Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – ECIP Division), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC – RAAS Division), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
12:30 - Welcome and intro - Jaroslav Mysiak – RAAS Division
12:35 – Speaker’s talk, Zehra Zaidi – RAAS Division
13:05 – Discussant’s comments, Margaretha Breil – ECIP Division
13:10 – Q&A
New developments in the Sendai framework, the sustainable development goals, and discussions at COP22 reflect an increasingly integrated approach for measuring the impact of disasters at the global scale. However, progress at the national and local scale remains limited, with policies and institutions across sectors demonstrating uncoordinated and uneven capacity for monitoring the impact of natural hazards. In this seminar, Zehra Zaidi argues that, in the context of disaster risk reduction, some of these challenges can be attributed to a lack of clarity about the classification of disasters and the epistemology of their impact. A bias towards studying and accounting for predominantly extreme events has also contributed to lost opportunity in connecting DRR with the fields of development and climate change. Moreover, she argues that an improvement of loss accounting mechanisms, and a refocusing on extensive forms of risk can offer new possibilities of developing a more integrated path to disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
Working language: English
The research presented in this seminar was carried out within the SMALLDIS project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707683.
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