Brian Ward Memorial Lecture 2012 by Dr. Jan Egeland
ADPC: Brian Ward Memorial Lecture 2012 by Dr. Jan Egeland
Published on: 09-Oct-12
Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Dr. Jan Egeland, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and Director of its European operations, and former Chairperson of the High-level Taskforce for the Global Framework for Climate Services, gives a lecture on the importance of being proactive in disaster prevention and preparedness and climate change adaptation. His lecture raises questions related to the interconnectedness between a changing climate and reducing risks associated with natural disasters, and highlights the importance of weather and climate services.
The lecture arrives at a time when governments from around the region are confronting ways in which they can reduce disaster impacts and make societies more resilient.