Building Resilience Against Disasters and Climate Change


  • DATE / TIME:
    2020•09•15    10:00 - 11:30

    Societies across the world are evolving risk approaches to deal with the increasingly frequent and intense natural hazards. One such approach, Adaptive Social Protection (ASP), aims to reduce the severity of underlying vulnerability and risk variables such as poverty, food insecurity, and climate change, as well as their increased interaction with natural hazards such as floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes. ASP thereby links social protection, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

    At the same time, the Covid-19 response from various governments is following a similar approach to ASP, which provides opportunities for cross-sectoral learning

    On 15 September, the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) will co-organise a webinar on “Adaptive Social Protection for Building Resilience Against Disasters and Climate Change: Insights from Indonesia and Worldwide”.

    The webinar, which starts at 10:00 AM CEST,  will:

    • provide background on the ASP concept and its potential cross-sectoral benefits
    • highlight the ongoing global conceptual and practical work on ASP from international organisations and national governments
    • based on findings from Indonesia, showcase the demand for ASP, national efforts towards its implementation, and expected contributions towards resilience-building

    This is one of a series of public webinars on social protection being hosted by the Summer Academy on World Risk and Adaptation Futures programme, UNU-EHS, and its partners.

    For more information, see the webinar series flyer or the Summer Academy webinar series announcement on the UNU-EHS website.