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From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Soceity for Sustainable Development
11 Apr 2012 - 11 Apr 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Columbia University, New York

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.

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