Dissecting Disasters: Climate Change, Development, and Impacts forum with Dr. Gemma Narisma

The Ateneo Institute of Sustainability invites everyone to a forum entitled

DISSECTING DISASTERS: CLIMATE CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPACTS

Dr. Gemma Teresa T. Narisma

Wed, 18 Feb 2015, 4:30 – 6:00, Faber Hall Function Room

Abstract:

The disaster risk framework in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX; IPCC 2012) illustrates the importance of both weather and climate events and the role of non climatic factors in determining disaster risk to the impacts of weather and climate hazards. This talk will delve into this risk framework and its components as applied to coastal cities in the Philippines. It will discuss the changing characteristics of weather and climate extremes in light of human-induced climatic changes. It will also show the evolving patterns of exposure, focusing especially on land use and urbanization and how these patterns of development can potentially change the complexity of the disastrous nature of coastal flooding due to extreme weather events.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Gemma Teresa Narisma is the Associate Director for Research and Head of the Regional Climate Systems Program at the Manila Observatory, Head of the Climate and Disaster Program of the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability, and is an Associate Professor at the Physics department, Loyola Schools.

Admission is free.

You may still register at http://bit.ly/DissectingDisasters

For inquiries, please contact Deo Estanislao at 426-6001 loc 4851 or email us at ais@ateneo.edu.

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