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Expert Group Meeting on Coordinating Responses to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

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19
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20
December
2017
Location: 
Beirut, Lebanon

The United nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), and in partnership with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Regional Office for Arab States (UNISDR/ROAS), is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Coordinating Responses to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region, at the UN-House in Beirut, Lebanon from 19 to 20 December 2017.
 
The meeting aims to:

  • Present an overview of the CC and DRR global agendas and regional initiatives;
  • Investigate possible connections between CCA and DRR (terminologies, assessment tools, modelling, time scale, institutional and legal settings, etc.);
  • Present the methodology for possible linkage of the RICCAR extreme climate indices projections and historical Disaster Loss Databases for selected Arab countries;
  • Discuss the analysis results of mapping and overlaying hotspot areas for both CC and DRR as a tool for validation of future impacts and to inform decision makers about highly vulnerable areas;
  • Discuss measures needed to strengthen resilience for identified priority regions in selected Arab countries based on the analysis conducted;
  • Present case studies on national initiatives and institutional settings for CCA and DRR in the Arab countries;
  • Propose means of implementation to ensure efficient linkages between CCA and DRR (regional and national contexts);
  • Introduce suggested areas for improved policy coherence across both fields and propose the way forward.

 

1- Meeting Details