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Webinar: Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale

Emergency_food,_drinking_water_and_shelter_to_help_people_displaced_in_Rakhine_State,_western_Burma._(8288488088)Register now for a webinar on Monday, Oct. 26, “Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale,” hosted by Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative. The webinar speakers include: David V. Adams, Director for Health Security and Climate Resilience Policy at the National Security Council, who will speak about the United States; Commander David Slayton USN (Ret.), research fellow with the Hoover Institute who will explore the Arctic; Swathi Veeravalli, scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who will touch on Central and South Asia; and Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Founding Directors of the Center for Climate and Security, who will highlight the Middle East and North Africa. The webinar will be moderated by Chris Boone, Dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. See below for a full description of the webinar, and a link to register. 

Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale

The second webinar in the “Global Security Initiative” series, this webinar will focus on localities or “hot spots” where there exists a convergence of climate vulnerability, state fragility and/or strategic significance, and where advanced preparation based on decision support would lead to more resilient decision making. In the climate context, sub-national governance is the front line of risk mitigation. Governments, businesses and civil society actors that operate on this scale, in each of these key regions of the world, will need to find ways of connecting information about climate risks to solution pathways that will increase resilience, security and economic vitality. The webinar focuses on regions/nations vulnerable to climatic shifts with security consequences and of strategic significance. Panelists will focus on actions to ease these situations, address the threats.

Register for the webinar here.

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