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15th anniversary of the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)

Organizer(s) Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Room 2705, LEU, UN Campus

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On 13-15 September 2023 a science-policy workshop will celebrate in Bonn the 15th anniversary of the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). Jaroslav Mysiak, Director of the CMCC Division on Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies and coordinator of the Naturance project, will take part in the event and moderate a thematic session on financing Nature based Solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

The 5th Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Network workshop is taking place on 13-15 September, 2023 at the UN Campus in Bonn. The event will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Network and define a 15-year science-policy agenda that will address how ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation can deliver across the 2030 Global Agenda and beyond to 2040.

The PEDRR Network was founded in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami when questions were raised about the role of mangroves and other ecosystems in reducing disaster risk. Fifteen years later, the PEDRR Network has grown to include 28 PEDRR Partners, 2 PEDRR Affiliates, and an additional new PEDRR partner (UNCCD- G20 Initiative on Land) who share the common goal of better understanding, documenting and promoting the role of ecosystems in meeting the international framework agreements.

The 5th PEDRR Network Workshop comes at a critical time, when much hope and political capital have been raised on ecosystem-based approaches for reducing disaster and climate risks, but where policy guidance, investments and implementation are still lagging.

New public and private financing schemes for Nature based Solutions (NbS) are emerging rapidly. These are driven by both regulatory compliance, global pledges for restoration and market forces, which put forward nature as a potentially profitable and tradeable market asset. Jaroslav Mysiak, Director of the CMCC Division on Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies and coordinator of the Naturance project, will moderate a thematic session on financing Nature based Solutions for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation.

The aim of the session moderated by Dr. Mysiak is to define main research gaps and action points for the PEDRR Network action plan 2040 and to develop recommendations to UNDRR and Rio Conventions on alignment of NbS for RR finance mechanisms, priority research topics and future scenarios of NbS for DRR investment priorities.

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