EEA Report Launch & Policy Debate

In wake of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods, reducing risks and better adaptation will be crucial. How can Europe best meet this challenge?

IMPREX partners will participate in the launch of the new EEA report and policy debate on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

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Presentation of the EEA report by:

Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

Reflections by:

Simona Bonafè, Member of the European Parliament, S&D

Karl-Heinz Florenz, Member of the European Parliament, EPP

Johannes Luchner, Director for Emergency Response, European Commission, DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Yvon Slingenberg, Director for International & Mainstreaming, European Commission, DG Climate Action

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Tuesday 17 October, 11.30-13.30

(A light lunch will be provided during registration from 11.30. The event will start promptly at 12 noon.)

European Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 51, Bâtiment Jacques Delors, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels.

The European Environment Agency is pleased to invite you to this report launch and policy debate, kindly hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. The aim is to discuss the EEA's new report "Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe - enhancing coherence of the knowledge base, policies and practices."

The report stresses that stronger working links are needed between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to improve prevention practices and response times to risks and dangers posed by heatwaves, forest fires or storm surges which are becoming increasingly frequent in wake of climate change. It is crucial that policy makers and experts active in climate change adaptation and disaster prevention fields, at European, national and local levels, work more closely together. In this context how can Europe respond to this growing challenge? Are the EU and its Member States prepared to handle the impacts effectively? Please join us for an in-depth discussion to debate the issue.

The event will be livestreamed via the Committee of the Regions website.

 

BUILDING ACCESS NOTE:

Please bring your ID/passport with you for entry into the European Committee of the Regions building.

 

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17/10/2017
17/10/2017
Bâtiment Jacques Delors
European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 99-101
Room JDE 51
B - 1040 Brussels

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