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Science for Disaster Risk Reduction - an academic exercise?

Event

February
142014

17:00 - 19:15

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Destruction in Tacloban (Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas)

PolicyLab panel discussion with UN Special Representative Margareta Wahlström, Sir Mark Walport FRS, Professor Mark Pelling, and Kate Crowley from CAFOD. Chaired by Professor Christopher Dye FMedSci FRS.

Natural disasters kill and displace millions and destroy livelihoods. But not every hazard results in disaster. Can science be used to prevent these devastating consequences? And if so, how do we integrate science into humanitarian planning and decision-making?

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Science for Disaster Risk Reduction - an academic exercise? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK