Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020 Launch Event

Acting Today, Protecting Tomorrow

Introduction

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The “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow”, the second of it series, has been produced with the collaboration of more than 300 experts in disaster risk management. The participants come from different disciplines and sectors (from academia, civil protection groups, international organisations and the private sector, among others) to provide the reader with accurate and updated information on the consequences that disasters have on key assets of society (population, economic sectors, critical infrastructures, environment and cultural heritage) and how these can be managed. Based on all the information collected, a set of recommendations are provided to four target groups of society (policymakers, practitioners, scientists, citizens) to actively reduce disaster risk in the EU.

The authors of the report conclude that it is necessary to reinforce collaborative processes where stakeholders share their knowledge and co-create action, paying particular attention to the role of citizens and the private sector. At the same time, it is key to develop a frame to collect, store and reuse data and information from the aftermath of a disaster to understand the drivers and conditions that lead to losses and damages and so plan more effective measures to protect our future. As the Report aims to move from identifying needs to showing solutions and approaches for action, the launch event would be a good opportunity to engage with different stakeholders to explore how the proposed recommendations can be put into practice.

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The latest version of the Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020 and the Executive Summary, as well as the specific chapters, sub-chapters and Super Case Studies of the report, can be downloaded in the dedicated page.

Agenda

 

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

  1. 15:00 - 15:05
    Host

    Alessandra Zampieri
    Head of Unit E1, JRC, European Commission

  2. 15:05 - 15:15
    Opening remarks from Commissioners

    Mariya Gabriel
    European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

    Janez Lenarčič
    European Commissioner for Crisis Management

  3. 15:15 - 15:25
    Opening remarks from Directors from JRC and DG ECHO

    Dan Chirondojan
    Directorate E, JRC, European Commission

    Ilkka Salmi
    Directorate B, DG ECHO, European Commission

  4. 15:25 - 16:00
    Rationale and highlights of the Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow

    Moderator: Ainara Casajus
    JRC, European Commission

    SCS1-Earthquakes Central Italy
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    SCS2-Fukushima
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    SCS3-Eyjafjallajökull eruption
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    SCS4-Forest fires in Portugal in 2017
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    SCS5-Education Cultural Inclusion
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  5. 16:00 - 16:45
    Panel discussion: acting today, protecting tomorrow

    Moderator: Tom de Groeve
    JRC, European Commission

  6. 16:45 - 16:55
    Questions and answers
     
  7. 16:55 - 17:00
    Conclusions

    Alessandra Zampieri
    Head of Unit E1, JRC, European Commission

    Felix Bloch
    Head of Unit B3, DG ECHO, European Commission

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The entire video of the launch event of "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow"

 

The video of European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for the Launch of the "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020 - Acting Today, Protecting Tomorrow"

 

 

The video of European Commissioner Janez Lenarčič for the Launch of the "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020 - Acting Today, Protecting Tomorrow"