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What is the Role of the Private Sector in Building Resilience Against Climate-Related Disasters?

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019, 12:30

Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 12:30PM. What is the Role of the Private Sector in Building Resilience Against Climate-Related Disasters? Chloe Demrovsky, Disaster Recovery Institute International. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Professional Studies, the Program in International Relations at NYU's GSAS, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner. More information here.

 

Climate-related disasters are affecting us with unprecedented frequency and severity. Research from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) shows that climate-related disasters alone have more than doubled since the 1980s. Today, they account for more than 80% of all reported disasters worldwide. Over roughly the same period, the globalization that has allowed for advances in economic development to bring millions out of poverty has also created a nearly worldwide dependency network. A crisis that occurs on one side of the world may directly impact organizations on the other side. This increases the risk profile for all stakeholders and requires greater preparedness across sectors. With critical goals like disaster risk reduction and resilience, establishing a diverse coalition of committed stakeholders with a practical plan of action is essential.

Location  The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012