Scoping Workshop of Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on “Emergent Risks and Extreme Events – Reducing Disaster Risks under Environmental Change –“
Disasters continue to rise both in developing and in industrialized countries. This is the direct result of environmental events that are extreme or that have extreme impacts on economic, health, infrastructure, social, and other systems. However, there is a fundamental lack of understanding of integrated human, ecological, and physical processes shaping risk cascades and feedbacks in the context of the Anthropocene. Multi-hazard interactions and cascading impacts including those involving technological hazards and social/political impacts are recognized but not yet supported by a systematic science agenda. The full solution space for disaster risk reduction includes reflection and redirection of development priorities, practices and trajectories in the context of global environmental change.
This Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events aims to define an interaction network between science partners and wider stakeholders to allow a structured integration and synthesis of expertise, professional and local knowledge to accelerate action on multi-hazard and compound events and so to support a transformation of development towards an equitable, sustainable and resilient future. Scoping workshop aims to discuss on possible research priorities, practical collaboration and engagement of stakeholders in the research themes and near-term governance of the KAN.
Date: Wednesday 22 November, 2017
Venue: Committee Room 2-3, 5th Floor, United Nations University
Address: 5 Chome-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Phone: +81 3-5467-1212