Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
- Thursday, January 16, 2020
Duration: 5 Days
This panel discussion will include diverse perspectives on the management of extreme weather events, including large-scale operations, financial impacts, and relevant research and education to mitigate the effects of these events.
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Friday, January 17, 2020
Duration: 2 Days
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss current science and policy gaps that need to be addressed to accelerate actions for resilience against wild fires. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to share good practices across different country contexts.
The purpose of the workshop is:
To bring together national and subnational government representatives, leading academics, private actors (e.g. (re)insurance providers) and experts from international organisations to discuss the needs for and to share good practices in adapting wildfire management approaches to a changing climate;
To identify issues that need to be addressed to create a conducive environment for aligning wildfire actions, by public as well as private actors, and to design an effective funding architecture to boost wildfire adaptation actions, which includes ensuring the continued availability of financial protection against wildfire risk
To identify the added-value of international and intergovernmental cooperation on the issue.
What is – or will be- the new normal in wildfires?
This session will set the scene revisiting the major trends and consequences in wildfire occurrence. It will provide an overview of the scientific knowledge to date, giving specific consideration to the expected impacts of climate change. The session should highlight gaps that science needs to address going forward.
Colin Prentice, Professor Biosphere and Climate Impacts, Imperial College London
Richard Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centres, Australia
Robert Muir-Wood, Chief Research Officer, Risk Modelling Solutions
Joaquìn Bedia Jiménez, Professor, Santander Meteorology Group, University of Cantabria
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