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

  • Tackling the great challenges of the 21st Century 05 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society in conversation with Lord Stern, President of the British Academy.
  • Suffrage Science Awards Ceremony 08 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London An evening celebrating the achievements of leading women scientists on International Women’s Day
  • Ebola: inside an epidemic 09 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover the how and why of the 2014 Ebola outbreak from leading public health figures. Panel discussion chaired by Dame Sally Davies FRS.

For more events please see the events diary.