San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are warmly invited to the UK launch of the Royal Society’s new report “Resilience to Extreme Weather”. Speakers will include Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS, Foreign Secretary of The Royal Society, Professor Georgina Mace CBE FRS, Chair of the report Working Group, together with working group members Professor Peter Cox, Rowan Douglas, Professor Katrina Brown and Dr Bhaskar Vira. This will be followed by a response from Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, before a discussion with the audience. The event will be chaired by Richard Black, Director of the Energy and Climate Information Unit.
Resilience to Extreme Weather
When: Wednesday 3 December 2014, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Where: The Royal Society, London
Places are limited. Please RSVP by Monday 1 December.
Registration will be open from 9:00 am and the discussion will run from 9:30 am to 11 am, followed by refreshments.
With agreements expected in 2015 on the Sustainable Development Goals, successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action and on a new framework to address climate change, this report provides a timely assessment of the impact of extreme weather and how resilience may be built globally. The report considers the latest scientific evidence regarding the impact of extreme weather on people worldwide, using new maps to show where people may be more exposed to extreme weather in the future. The report then examines measures to defend against extreme weather and shows how societies can do more than simply survive extreme weather, and instead adapt and develop - how they can develop resilience.
The report is also being launched at the Commonwealth Science Conference in Bangalore on Thursday 27 November.
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The Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.