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UNDP: If it is not risk informed it is not sustainable

Friday, February 3, 2017, 3:30 pm

CEU Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and

In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals (ISEPEI) project

cordially invite you to the first talk in

CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management by


UNDP, Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS

If it is not risk informed it is not sustainable

February 3, 2017 / 15:30 / Nador utca 13, Room 118

A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk present the world with an unprecedented challenge. Disasters affect all countries, but for developing countries, which are both more likely to be affected and less able to cope with the impact, the challenge is particularly severe. These countries face mounting losses from a range of natural hazards—from earthquakes to severe flooding, from storms to droughts—as well as a climate threat that impacts both agriculture and health, both energy and water resources. Decades of development progress hang in the balance, and could very well be rolled back. To address disaster challenges The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015.  

UNDP is the lead DRR player in the Europe and CIS (ECIS) region with big and relevant portfolio. This portfolio serves as a basis for promotion of risk informed development by creating the legislative, institutional, and technical basis for national and regional DRR system. UNDP works to integrate issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at a country level, and to focus on building resilience and ensuring that development remains risk-informed and sustainable.

Stanislav Kim comes with over 17 years of experience in UNDP on DRR, Energy and Environment at the country level. Stanislav has served as a Head of Energy and Environment Department (DRR, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation, Natural resources management, Chemicals management) in UNDP Kazakhstan from 2010-2014. Prior to this post, he served for almost 7 years as National Coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Programme (more than 200 NGOs` and community based projects). He has also served for more than two years as UNDP Kazakhstan GEF focal point responsible for the biodiversity and climate change portfolio.

All students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend!

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