Understanding Economic Impacts of Disasters and Economic Resilience Building
August 13th, 10-12pm
Convened by Sahar Safaie (Sage Consulting and DRR Pathways Project Team)
Discussing the conceptual understanding and available modeling capabilities for direct/indirect economic impacts of disasters and best practices in building economic resilience.
Insurance sector role, use of risk information in financial resilience planning as well as the federal response and recovery plans
Dr. Adam Rose, Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events and Research Professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California
Dr. Paul Kovacs, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Understanding Risk (UR) BC 2020 (www.urbc.ca) is an online, collaborative symposium and event series that will foster place-based risk reduction strategies to proactively enhance resilience and improve disaster recovery pathways in BC.
URBC 2020 will feature online events from summer to fall- 2020:
- Summer Webinars: Hear from local and international experts on the holistic understanding of disaster impacts
- Pre-symposium Workshops: Interactive sessions to learn and contribute to understanding risk in BC
- Launch Events: September and November sessions that merge art, knowledge, practice and policy to share key updates, and offer a sneak-peek at upcoming themes and sessions.
- Initiatives-in-focus Workshops: Step into the shoes of leading practitioners and policy makers in BC to wrestle with emerging issues that aim to reduce disaster risk and build resilience
- Dialogue Panels: Tune into exciting conversations that examine key tensions, challenges and opportunities to improve disaster recovery pathways in BC
- Closing: Connect, reflect, celebrate and initiate next steps
- Reporting on progress of actionable strategies and outcomes from previous and ongoing UR Symposiums as well as related DRR/CCA efforts
- Demonstrate components of the BC Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Hub, identify opportunities for its short-term priorities and advance its long term financial and governance model
- Advance essential and non-traditional partnerships across the science-policy-action interface to reduce risk and build resilience
- Make connections across projects and initiatives towards enhanced collaboration and reduced duplication
- Support advancement and implementation of existing recommendations and commitments that have been made in BC and Canada in relation to climate and disaster risk management by fostering generative dialogue across disciplines and cultures