AMCDRR Side-Event: Implications of IPCC SREX for the local level
IPCC SREX: Illustrating the importance of a local, integrated approach to tackling disasters and adapting to the impacts of climate change
Oct 25th, 08.00-09.30, C4
Organized by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre, Mercy Corps Indonesia and Partners for Resilience Indonesia
The IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (known as ‘SREX’) presents a rich but sobering account of how different forms of extreme weather events are likely to become more common by the end of the 21st century. The effects are already evident today and exacerbate existing vulnerabilities.
The side-event will explore how to achieve an integrated approach to tackling disasters, and showcase different approaches to tackling disasters at the local level. It brings together key partners in Indonesia and across the region who are piloting innovative new methods to achieving this and allow an exchange of ideas and experiences. The session will also invite local policy-makers to reflect on the role and importance of local Government to supporting, contributing to and learning from such initiatives.
Mihir Bhatt, Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute and Coordinating lead author of IPCC SREX
Mr Bhatt will present key messages and implications of SREX.
Nurhady Sirimorok, Research Advisor, Insist and Representative from PfR Indonesia
Mr Sirimorok will present a range of case studies to illustrate the critical importance of climate-proof and ecosystem-based DRR and more effective mainstreaming in development planning.
Willy Wicaksono, SCALE Resilience Project Coordinator, Mercy Corps
Mr. Wicak will share lessons and experiences of building stakeholders’ understanding on the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, to strengthen community resilience, featuring case studies from West Sumatera, Jakarta, and Lampung.
A challenging and thoughtful debate is then expected on how policy-makers, practitioners and scientists should respond to the SREX findings at the local level.
For more information please contact Amy Kirbyshire at firstname.lastname@example.org.