28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Climate change is considered by many to be the challenge of the 21st century. The urgency and severity of this challenge call for integrated ways of looking at responses to reduce the risks associated with environmental and social stressors and ensure a secure future for humans and ecosystems. Adapting to climate change requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as questioning assumptions about the drivers of risk, vulnerability and environmental change.
A cooperative approach allows to improve learning and knowledge exchange in order to deliver optimal solutions. Interaction and collaboration with the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community is a critical element in improving climate change adaptation (CCA), as the communities share similar goals and activities. Bringing the two groups together is particularly important in relation to the goals and targets of the three major international agreements: Paris, Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 4th ECCA builds on past conferences that took place in Hamburg (2013), Copenhagen (2015) and Glasgow (2017), and aims to:
The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation conference is convened by EU-funded projects on behalf of the European Commission.
RISK at ECCA 2019
Among participants from more than 62 countries all around the world, researchers from IIASA’s Risk and Resilience Program will contribute to a number of scientific sessions throughout the conference:
Finn Laurien and Reinhard Mechler
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