Events of Catastrophes

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Conference of the Parties (COP) number 25

Madrid, 2-13 December 2019

The whole world is livinig a process of transformation towards a truly sustainable development. Raising the levels of ambition with a balance between mitigation and adaptation is essential. For this purpose, we need the participation of both the States and local governments, and the private sector.

The COP must encourage concrete climate action, ensuring an inclusive process for all parties and the formal integration of the scientific world and the private sector.

Our challenge is to achieve a transition towards increased action and that is perceived by the general public. Climate change is a reality now, not in 50 years’ time.

Urban Resilience in a Context of Climate Change (URCC) conference

Barcelona, 9-10 March 2020

Climate change is adding pressures and uncertainties for the economy, the environment and the society in general. In urban areas, climate change may affect urban services, such as water or energy supply. Urban resilience refers to reducing risks and damages from disasters and to the ability to quickly bounce back to a stable state.

In this context, RESCCUE, Europe's first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, will organise the Urban Resilience in a context of Climate Change (URCC) conference. This event, under the slogan “URCC: You are climate change”, aims to bring together different actors from academia, administrations, businesses and local communities to discuss the multiple aspects of urban resilience and climate change.

14TH INTERPRAEVENT CONGRESS - Natural hazards in a changing world

Bergen (Norway), 11-14 May 2020

The 14th INTERPRAEVENT Congress hopes to span a wide spectrum of stakeholders within all fields of natural hazard risk reduction, and welcome a variety of contributions from research to practical applications, policy making, insurance and economic aspects.

Focus will be on integrated management of natural hazards and risks, equally considering causes of disasters as well as measures of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in the view of climate and social changes.

2020 UNDERSTANDING RISK FORUM

Singapore, 18-22 May 2020

UR is a global community of 9,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. Members share knowledge and experience, collaborate, and discuss innovations and best practice in risk assessment. The community convenes every two years at UR Forums – five-day events that highlight groundbreaking work, facilitate nontraditional partnerships, and showcase new technical know-how in disaster risk identification.

UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features technical sessions, interactive workshops, and multimedia exhibits, as well as space for bilateral meetings.