IRDR Special Seminar: Changing Risk in a Changing World
14 January 2020, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms Mami Mizutori, will explore the fast-changing landscape of disaster risk, the challenges, and how we can risk-proof our future.
This event is free.
Rosanna Smith – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre20 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 9JGUnited Kingdom
The world is changing: rapidly, and in ways that we cannot predict. Change doesn’t happen in silos or straight lines. The interactions between climate change, ecosystem fragility, disease outbreaks, rapid urbanisation, mass displacement, geo political instability, fuelled by the interconnectivity of communications, trade, financial systems and politics mean risk is growing and risk is changing. Every day. The choices we make today – as people, communities and countries – are creating new, emerging and larger risks, setting up feedback loops with cascading consequences.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) works on the interface of disaster risk, guided by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, working to reduce disaster risk and losses to ensure a safer, sustainable future. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms Mami Mizutori, will explore the fast-changing landscape of disaster risk, the challenges this throws up, and what we should be doing now to risk-proof our future.
The seminar will be followed by a reception in the North Cloisters.
IRDR students do not need to book tickets for this event.
Please note: this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to be filmed, please let a member of IRDR staff know on the night.
About the Speaker
Ms Mami Mizutori
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDRR (UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)