This journey documents the role ecosystem management plays in reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the journey innovative and new partnerships are showcased as well as IUCN’s and members’ work on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Friday, 7 September - The journey begins with stocktaking of lessons learned with a look toward the future in Workshops #791, 783 and 571.
Saturday, 8 September - Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Campus Course (#234) if you are considering how to operationalize ecosystem based DRR or explore innovative practices and new partnerships in agriculture in Workshop #745.
Sunday, 9 September - in the morning Workshop #747 will look at the complex social, political and environmental issues that are addressed in response to oil spills and in the afternoon Workshop #52 will examine the role ”The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) plays in conservation efforts.
Monday, 10 September - Participate in a Knowledge Café Discussion (#7) that will look at ways a global network of business and conservation organizations can make a difference in conservation. The Protected Areas Pavilion will be the place to be (13:00 to 14:30) with a presentation on the role protected areas play in protecting people. In the afternoon, a workshop (#241) will share lessons about the environment in armed conflicts and a course on the Ecosystem Approach in trans-boundary water management is offered (Conservation Campus #766). In the evening a Workshop (#753) will provide insights into opportunities and constraints for conserving/restoring coastal wetlands.
Tuesday, 11 September, Philanthropic leaders will explore emerging environmental trends (Workshop # 849). The DRR journey concludes with presentation of key lessons and proposals from the journey events in Commission/Programme wrap-up session (workshop #813) where priorities, strategies and actions will be identified for the coming inter-sessional period.