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

Events coming up

  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.
  • Stuff matters 31 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join award winning author Mark Miodownik at the Hay Festival.
  • Elements, genomes and ecosystems: cascading nitrogen and phosphorus impacts across levels of biological organisation 01 June 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Andrew Leitch, Professor Maurine Neiman, Professor Dag Hessen, Professor Puni Jeyasingh, Professor Lawrence J. Weider and Dr Ilia Leitch

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