Understanding Risk Forum, December 1st to 3rd 2020

This year the Understanding Risk Forum has gone virtual and we are happy to see many sessions related to Anticipatory Action being organized by our partners.

We have summarized these below. Please click on the links for further details.  

Anticipation and Early Action related sessions

Session Title: 

Acting early before disasters: What can go wrong?  

Organiser: 

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 

Date: 

Tuesday, 1st December  

Time: 

UTC 12:00 – 12.55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Risk information from the decision maker’s perspective: What they wish you knew and what they need you to tell them 

Organizers: 

Risk Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) 

Date: 

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Time: 

UTC 10:00 – 11:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

What’s the news in anticipating disasters and acting early? 

Organizer: 

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 

Date: 

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Time: 

UTC 10:00 to 11:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Unpacking multi-hazard early warning systems: From concepts to measurable reduction of disaster risks and impacts 

Organizer: 

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), others to be confirmed 

Date:

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Time: 

UTC 11:00 to 12:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Future/risk/tick √: future climate projections show us a possible future. Do early actions, which help people now, also prepare people for the future impacts of climate change? 

Organizer: 

Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service 

Date: 

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Time: 

UTC 12:00 to 12:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Misinformation, disinformation, and risk: When science alone doesn’t cut it 

Organizer: 

BBC Media Action, NASA, Columbia University Earth Institute’s International Research Institute with Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 

Date: 

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Time:  

UTC 15:00 to 15:55 

Session Title: 

Breaking the silos: From single to comprehensive multi-hazard risk frameworks 

Organizer: 

Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Philippines Red Cross, German Red Cross and 510, an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross; Deltares; Marsh & McLennan Advantage, Singapore; UN MGCY 

Date: 

Thursday, 3rd December 

Time: 

UTC 10:00 to 11:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Towards proactive disaster risk management: Benefits and challenges in linking early warning with risk financing 

Organizer: 

InsuResilience Secretariat and Anticipation Hub (German Red Cross, IFRC, Climate Centre) 

Date: 

Thursday, 3rd December 

Time: 

UTC 10:00 to 11:55 

UR Link

Session Title: 

Access the past and foretell the future: Peering into the crystal ball of early action 

Organizer: 

NASA and IFRC 

Date: 

Thursday,3rd December 

Time: 

UTC 15:00 to 16:55 

UR Link