SP 6.4 How to integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction policy and practice at different governance scales

 Wednesday 11 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Tokyo Room

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the EU Adaptation Strategy and the UNFCCC Paris Agreement recognise the importance of linking Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) to DRR and the need to implement policies in synergy and full coordination in the EU and Member States. This session aims to highlight good practice in CCA and DRR policy; explore how policy frameworks are reflected in real case studies; and stimulate a discussion on the best working methods to strengthen the linkages between CCA and DRR. This practice session will be based on different policy and practice cases that lead to a panel discussion and exchange with the audience.

Organised by Mário Pulquério, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Markus Leitner, Environmental Impact Assessment and Climate Change, Environment Agency Austria, Austria
Partners European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action, Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Belgium
UNISDR, Europe Office, Belgium
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction, United Kingdom
Chair Beatriz Yordi Aquirre, European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action, Belgium
Rapporteur Sarah Duff, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Presentations

Disaster risk reduction, climate change and resilience: coherence and mutual reinforcement of policy frameworks
Luca Rossi, UNISDR, Europe Office, Brussels

European Investment Bank and national good practice examples towards climate change risks and adaptation in project planning
Markus Leitner, Environment Agency Austria, Austria
Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Discussing experiences from a local perspective
Marcus Oxley, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction, United Kingdom

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