DRR Implications of the IPCC AR6 WG-I Report: The Need for Urgent Action
The climate emergency is the biggest economic, social, and environmental threat facing the planet and humanity today. We are at a crossroads. Impacts of the climate emergency are increasingly affecting all nations and exacerbating inequalities, eroding resilience of countries and communities, affecting our ability to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has launched a webinar series entitled Risk Dialogues 2021 to provide a space to discuss, debate and provide insights into the most pressing climate and disaster risk issues of today. This webinar focuses on the disaster risk implications of the recently released Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I which warns us that human-induced climate change is leading to weather and climate extremes in every region. This, in turn, is driving up risks and pointing to an urgent need to accelerate action to avert climate related disaster risks, through fast-tracked implementation of the Sendai Framework.
The webinar will:
- Unpack the key findings from the IPCC report
- Explore the report’s implications on the changing nature of disaster risk.
- Identify projected humanitarian, social and economic consequences
- Provide regional and national perspectives
- Recommend DRR actions to accelerate in the face of a rapidly changing climate
Time: 12:00 – 13:00 CET
Moderator: Loretta Hieber Girardet, Chief, Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity-Development Branch
|03 mins||Welcome and introductions
|30 mins||Panel Discussion:
|20 mins||Discussion / Q&A
UNDRR key messages and recommendations to accelerate climate action