18th – 22nd July 2013, A Coruña, Spain
The International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health will take place from the 18th to 22nd July at A Coruña, northwest Spain. The annual conference organised by Wessex Institute of Technology (UK) seeks to find approaches to today’s challenges in managing and monitoring risks, as well as identifying prevention methods in disaster management and public health. This year’s conference is entitled “Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes”.
The evidence of climate change cannot be ignored. The global society has experienced an increase in extreme weather events that have resulted in the destruction of infrastructure and loss of lives. Societies need to start facing this threat so that they can prepare themselves, respond to and recover from potential disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.
The international conference brings together risk management experts, practitioners, scientists, key players from civil society, Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector in an attempt to bridge the gap between the causes of problems, governance and technology. The diversity of participants allows a strategic and operational level of discussion in order to obtain the best solutions for resilience.
Climate Change and the European Green Capital Award
The European Green Capital Award rewards cities committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development. Therefore, local contribution to Climate Change is one of the 12 environmental indicators evaluated by the European Green Capital Expert Evaluation Panel when assessing cities that are applying for the Award.
While the objective of the European Green Capital is to reduce urban environment’s adverse effects on the environment, it is essential that cities also seek to protect themselves against the environmental forces already in play. The International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health is intent on bringing “thoughts to action” and will no doubt result in positive changes for European green cities.
For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.