Climate change and disaster risk management
This Expert Meting will consider cross-sectoral linkages between likely climate change impacts and disasters’ nature and frequency, as well as opportunities for enhanced risk reduction and management by affected vulnerable groups, with particular focus on the implications for agriculture (crop and animal), forestry, fisheries and their contribution to food security.
It will examine the current state of knowledge and best practices in disaster management and risk reduction in the context of climate change.
It will propose new directions in disaster risk reduction and management and assess the need for more specific international financing mechanisms to support capacity-building related to food security within the framework of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and adaptation to climate change in high-risk and low-capacity countries.
DATE: 28-29 February 2008
VENUE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy