Science for Disaster Risk Reduction - an academic exercise?

Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas 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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Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.