The Role Ecosystems Play in Disaster Risk Reduction

Contact Information: Radhika Murti, Programme Coordinator DRR radhika.murti@iucn.org

An Indian fisherwoman walks past damaged fishing boats after collecting firewood in tsunami-hit Nagapattinam, in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu.

This journey documents the role ecosystem management plays in reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the journey innovative and new partnerships are showcased as well as IUCN’s and members’ work on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).  

Friday, 7 September - The journey begins with stocktaking of lessons learned with a look toward the future in Workshops #791, 783 and 571. 

Saturday, 8 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#234) if you are considering how to operationalize ecosystem based DRR or explore innovative practices and new partnerships in agriculture in Workshop #745.

Sunday, 9 September - in the morning Workshop #747 will look at the complex social, political and environmental issues that are addressed in response to oil spills and in the afternoon Workshop #52 will examine the role ”The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) plays in conservation efforts.  

Monday, 10 September - Participate in a Knowledge Café Discussion (#7) that will look at ways a global network of business and conservation organizations can make a difference in conservation. The Protected Areas Pavilion will be the place to be (13:00 to 14:30) with a presentation on the role protected areas play in protecting people.  In the afternoon, a workshop (#241) will share lessons about the environment in armed conflicts and a course on the Ecosystem Approach in trans-boundary water management is offered (Conservation Campus #766). In the evening a Workshop (#753) will provide insights into opportunities and constraints for conserving/restoring coastal wetlands.

Tuesday, 11 September, Philanthropic leaders will explore emerging environmental trends (Workshop # 849).  The DRR journey concludes with presentation of key lessons and proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.

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Erratum: Contrary to what is announced on the map, on 10th September the Protected Areas Pavilion will take place from 13:00 to 14:30.

DRR Journey for WCC 2012 Jeju

 

 

  Other relevant events you might be interest in attending:

Workshops

   

07-Sep

11:00-13:00

750

Putting Natural Solutions to Work: Mainstreaming protected areas into climate change responses

Halla A

 

14:30-16:30

833

Conserver les écosystèmes et aménager les territoires littoraux pour réduire les risques de catastrophes naturelles

402 B

08-Sep

11:00-13:00

217

Food and Ecological Security: The Role of Public and Private Sector in Supporting Ecosystem Resilience

Samda Hall

 

11:00-13:00

809

Agriculture/Food Security and Biodiversity

203

 

19:00-21:00

980

The Connectors; The Systems in Ecosystems: How can Conservation Benefit from Collaboration between IUCN and major System-based Networks?

202

 

19:00-21:00

781

Policy tools and instruments emerging from TEEB with case studies from island ecosystems.

303

09-Sep

11:00-13:00

771

Investing in Natural Infrastructure as an Element of Green Economies

Halla B

10-Sep

11:00-13:00

787

Approaches to enhance social and gender equity and value indigenous knowledge through integrated ecosystem-based planning

Community Ma-eul - Room 101

 

14:30-16:30

756

Conservation and Poverty, Landscapes and livelihoods - What have we learnt about the links?

Yeongju Hall A

         

Conservation Campus Courses

 

08-Sep

9:00-18:00

480

Building  capacity on CBA to climate change in islands across Caribbean, Pacific and India Regions

Ruby Room

 

9:00-13:00

739

The art of implementation: Gender and Climate change

Crystal Ballroom 1

         

Knowledge Cafe Discussions

 

07-Sep

11:00-13:00

320

Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts - Coastal Southeast Asia

Yeongju Hall B

09-Sep

11:00-13:00

23

Building Resilience in agricultural landscapes: finding solutions through business and conservation collaboration

Yeongju Hall B

 

11:00-13:00

650

Public/Private Partnership on Watershed Restoration

Yeongju Hall B

         

Posters

     

07-Sep

13:00-14:30

132

Vietnam´s Wetlands : Building Resilience, Sharing Benefits in the Context of Climate Change

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

188

Making vulnerability assessments matter for climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

215

A novel fire restoration tool - in Mount Attavyros Natura 2000 site, island of Rhodes

Lobby 3rd floor

 

13:00-14:30

547

Community based integrated water resource management to address climate change in the Thar desert, India

Lobby 1st floor

08-Sep

13:00-14:30

201

Building Resilience through the Conservation and Use of Agricultural Biodiversity: The UNEP-GEF Contribution

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

310

Mr. Goodfish, a sustainable seafood programme

Lobby 1st floor

 

13:00-14:30

527

Community Based Mangrove Restoration in Palk Bay

Lobby 3rd floor

09-Sep

13:00-14:30

419

Résilience d´un paysage transfrontalier (Bassin du Congo): tendance de la conservation-développement du Tri-National Sangha

Lobby 3rd floor

10-Sep

13:00-14:30

19

Long-term Monitoring on Marine Ecosystem before/after Hebei Spirit Oil Spill

Lobby 3rd floor

11-Sep

13:00-14:30

721

Dinamica Sobre el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas na Guiné-Bissau

Lobby 3rd floor

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