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Bridging the gaps between knowledge and action in Disaster Risk Reduction / Du savoir à l’action : Combler les écarts en matière de réduction des risques de catastrophe
Organiser(s): French Red Cross Foundation

Excerpt:
According to the International Federation of the Red Cross’ World Disasters Report 2020, the number of climate and weather related disasters such as floods, droughts, heatwaves or severe storms is on the rise and is expected to keep growing in the coming years. The impacts of climate change and such climate-induced disasters on health are therefore getting more and more serious globally, increasing mortality and morbidity rates. In this context, reducing risk and strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and disasters becomes one of the most pressing issue of the 21st century. Yet, if a large amount of studies have been produced on disaster-related issues over the last 60 years, there continues to be gaps in translating knowledge into action. This panel wil ..
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