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International Symposium and Expert Meeting on Urban and Climate Risk Management for Sustainable Development
17 Jan 2010 - 20 Jan 2010UNCRD held a Symposium and Expert Meeting, "International Symposium on Urban and Climate Risk Management for Sustainable Development", from 17 to 20 January 2010. The public symposium, on 18 January 2010, was organized as part of the 4th APEC Emergency Management CEO's Forum 2010 together with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Task Force on Emergency Preparedness (TFEP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)-Government of Japan, and Yomiuri Shimbun Co. Ltd, and with the support of Hyogo Prefecture.
The objectives of the Symposium were:
- To share the experience of urban risk at the regional level, including structural safety of the built environment;
- To develop regional discourse on recently emerging disaster risks (i.e., climate change) and its effects on the built environment, including structural safety; and
- To heighten awareness on initiatives on disaster mitigation in the APEC region in terms of regional development.
Following the Symposium, the 4th APEC Emergency Management CEO's Forum was held on 19 January to discuss Climate Change Adaptation and Public-Private Partnership in the APEC region.