From webinars to publications, from the Best Climate Practices contest to the research activities of the observatories, ICCG has dealt with the Hot Topic of 2017 “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” in a variety of ways. We now close the year by launching the new video lecture series on DRR. The lecture series features international experts who address the theme in a simple and accessible way, providing definitions, case studies, and examples of solutions and best practices.
Lecture 1 – “Disaster Risk Reduction: let’s agree on the terms”
Dr. Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Dr. Dionisio explains the definition of disaster and in which terms disasters are linked to climate change. He also defines the concept of resilience and the need to integrate DRR and climate change adaptation efforts.
Lecture 2 – “Extreme weather events. Costs and risk reduction strategies”
Dr. Elco Koks, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
Dr. Koks presents recent examples of extreme weather events, highlighting their links with climate change. Focusing on their consequences, he explains how to estimate their economic impacts and evaluates strategies and measures to reduce our vulnerability and the potential losses.
Lecture 3 – “Climate change, water scarcity and drought”
Prof. C. Mario Gómez Gómez, University of Alcalá
Prof. Gómez addresses effects and causes of droughts and water scarcity in the agricultural sector, explains how climate change is exacerbating them and focuses on strategies to mitigate their impacts.
Lecture 4 – “Managing risks in agricolture”
Dr. Guillaume Gruère, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Dr. Gruère reflects on what are the main climate-related risks agriculture faces and explains the role policymakers and private sectors can play in dealing with the need for managing risks in agriculture.