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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Researchers Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of humanitarian scientists from all over the world presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action,…

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Catalyzing inclusive risk finance in LAC: Opportunities for Innovation in Guatemala and the Caribbean

   Catalyzing inclusive risk finance in LAC: Opportunities for Innovation in Guatemala and the Caribbean Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: WFP  MiCRO The regional context2020 illustrates clearly the challenges of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, with countries experiencing a combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – a major crisis…

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Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change?

   Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service The Met Office and partners welcome the opportunity to deliver a session…

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Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level

   Using “adaptation technologies” to improve policy and planning at national level Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Practical Action / IIED There is no dispute that developing countries need to adapt to climate change but there is a huge gap in implementation. Policy makers need practical ways of enabling and promoting adaptation….

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The Power of Grassroots Voices to Shape Effective Climate Policy

   The Power of Grassroots Voices to Shape Effective Climate Policy Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 16:55 Organizer: Huairou Commission + SlumDwellers International / IIED *this session is part of the Development & Climate Days Grassroots organizations represent poor communities living and working in rural, urban peri-urban and indigenous settlements. Their lives are characterized…

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Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making

   Putting resilience in place: Learn to apply cloud AI disruptive geospatial technologies people will use for decision making Thursday, Dec 3, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: Mapbox, Microsoft AI for Good, Planet, World Bank A new generation of converging geospatial, cloud, AI, and big data technologies now provide fresh opportunities to improve public sector…

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Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change

   Crossroads: Managing intersecting risks of conflict, violence, disasters and climate change Wednesday Dec 02, UTC 16:00 to 16:55 Organizer: GIZ, UNDP, ODI, IFRC, ICRC, EU In many countries of AFR, MENA and EAP, communities are affected by both natural hazards, the impacts of climate change and protracted crisis associated with fragility, conflict and violence…

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Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it

   Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 15:00 to 15:55 Organizer: BBC Media Action, NASA, Columbia University Earth Institute’s International Research Institute with Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Information alone in insufficient for prompting action in regard to the reduction of risk. Cognitive biases, blind-spots, and…

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The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services

   The power of partnership: Sparking public-private engagement in hydromet services Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: World Bank/GFDRR The need for hydromet and early warning services is at historical high due to growing population density, urbanization and more frequent events triggered by the climate changes. At the same time, scientific and technological…

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Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management

   Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for disaster risk management Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: GFDRR, University of Toronto, Deltares As the Understanding Risk Community continues to explore the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence and related technologies and expand the range of applications for which they are used, we need to pay close…

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Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems

   Early warning for early action: Toward more behaviorally-informed early warning systems Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 17:00 to 17:55 Organizer: Food for the Hungry Early warning systems (EWSs) have traditionally focused on collecting and analyzing hazard data to produce warning messages that help inform government and other “official” stakeholders of impending disasters and when, where,…

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Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing

   Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: InsuResilience Secretariat / Anticipation Hub (German Red Cross, IFRC, Climate Centre) Acting in anticipation or early after a disaster can save lives and livelihoods, protect public finances and safeguard development gains….

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Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks

   Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Philippines Red Cross, German Red Cross and 510, an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross; Deltares; Marsh & McLennan Advantage, Singapore; UN MGCY The conventional multi-hazard framework is still…

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Climate vulnerability, social protection and early action: what are the linkages

   Climate vulnerability, social protection and early action: what are the linkages? Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Social protection (SP) has been proposed as a policy instrument of direct relevance for dealing with emerging climate-related risks and vulnerability. This session will explore SP’s role in anticipating…

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Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts

   Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 12:55 Organizer: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), others TBC The concept of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) is well developed – however, different actors have different understandings of what it means: From comprehensive national…

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Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

   Reshaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 11:00 to 11:55 Organizer: Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Complex Systems in Transition (CST) *this session is part of the…

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Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition

   Carousel talks: Latest developments in the science and technology for early warning early action – Student Edition Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre In this session we will have a carousel of young scientists from the SHEAR program presenting the latest advancements in anticipatory action, early…

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Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them

   Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 11:55 Organizer: REAP Globally, regionally, and in many contexts, nationally we have unprecedented access to early warning information and risk analysis. At the same time, many organizations, governments…

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Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and societal benefits

   Nature-based solutions: Balancing risk and societal benefits Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 10:00 to 10:55 Organizer: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, University of Bologna, IHE Delft, ICATALIST The increasing frequency and severity of hydro-meteorological events on land and sea have a high impact globally. The science behind these phenomena is complex and multi-disciplinary as the international scientific…

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Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations

   Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations Tuesday, Dec 01, UTC 12:00 to 12:55 Organizer: GFDRR The widespread prevalence of racism in our society and institutions shapes disaster risks. Mechanisms of differentiation based on race are determinants in the social construction of vulnerability and exposure, perpetuating systemic patterns of exclusion and privilege….

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Geo-powering Cities for Resilience

     Geo-powering Cities for Resilience Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 03:55 Organizer: World Bank’s City Planning Labs The urban data revolution has already started. Over the last decade, cities have been offered unprecedented opportunities to mobilize geospatial data to enhance livability and reduce vulnerability through risk-informed decision making. Data is helping cities prioritize…

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Risk-informed development in Bangladesh

   Risk-informed development in Bangladesh Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer:  National Resilience Programme (Programming Division Part), Bangladesh Planning Commission Although Bangladesh has made significant progress in disaster risk management, the country is still at risk of growing loss and damage due to disaster and climate stresses. Limitations are found in incorporating disaster…

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Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms

   Getting hotter? Screening public investment projects for climate change using digital mapping platforms Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Singapore Swiss Technical University Centre The session presents the insights gained from combining an institutional public investment management lens with an on-line applied digital mapping technology screening. The session will engage on the…

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Global risk narrative and cultural influence on risk perceptions

   Global risk narrative and cultural influence on risk perceptions Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 03:00 to 04:55 Organizer: Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore How does individual-level risk perception differ from that of society? What role does culture play in shaping our risk attitude? Answering these questions…

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Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations

   Racism, Exclusion & Risk: Harnessing Humor for Hard Conversations Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55 Organizer: GFDRR The widespread prevalence of racism in our society and institutions shapes disaster risks. Mechanisms of differentiation based on race are determinants in the social construction of vulnerability and exposure, perpetuating systemic patterns of exclusion and privilege….

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