Events of Catastrophes

UN Climate Action Summit

New York, 23 September 2019
The Secretary-General of the United Nations will host the Climate Action Summit with the objective of boosting ambition and rapidly accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement. The Secretary-General aims to demonstrate a leap in collective national political ambition and massive low-emission movements in the real economy.

African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-9 October 2019
The ACRC will convene under the theme "Dismanting Barriers to Urgent Climate Adaptation Action". The conference aims to diseminate results and share insights from new and ongoing climate science and adaptation research in Africa and provide a forum to identify common priorities in African climate research for development through African-led discussions.

FERMA European Risk Management FORUM 2019 - Aim for the future

Berlin, 17-20 November 2019
The FERMA Forum is the premier international event for the risk management community in Europe: 1,500 risk professionals will come together for 2 days in Berlin, to energise insurance and risk management practices.

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

Santiago, Chile, 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.


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.