Climate Change and Natural Disasters |

Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Book Launch


Synopsis:

Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages. First human made factors exert a powerful role in natural calamities. Second, because of the link to human made actions, there is a pressing need to take preventive and mitigating actions.  Third, prevention in disaster risk reduction ought not to be viewed as a cost but rather an investment. Consensus and action on disaster management is the strongest reason to take on climate change within development strategies. Most essentially that calls on countries to switch to a low carbon growth path, which often faces opposition from special interest groups. Policy responses therefore are not only economic but political and social as well.

“A highly authoritative, lucid and timely analysis of the implications of climate change and disasters for sustainable development—the universally accepted path for humanity in the 21st century.” —Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development

“A thought-provoking examination of the links between climate change and natural disasters, and how to tackle both. Its call for greater investments in natural capital, “nature’s infrastructure”—in addition to physical and human capital—to meet these critical 21st century challenges is particularly timely and welcome.” —Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

“Recent extreme climate impacts in Asia and across the world underscore the urgent need to act on climate change. Policymakers need every resource available to put in place effective policies and incentives to achieve the vision outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and this book holds great potential to secure the practical pathways that can turn the Paris vision into reality.” —Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

“This is a timely and engagingly written book on an important topic of increasing international concern.” —Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University

“A compelling evidence-based call to action on the climate-natural disaster link. A must-read for development economists and advocates in rich and poor countries alike.” —Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development

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Speaker(s):
Dr Vinod Thomas

Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Dr Vinod Thomas was formerly Senior Vice President at the World Bank and Director General at the Asian Development Bank.  He is the author of 15 books and numerous peer reviewed article on subjects ranging from macroeconomic policy and trade policy to urban, agriculture and the environment.

Dr Joo Yu-Min

Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Yu-Min Joo is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Her teaching and research interests focus on urban development and policy issues, particularly in Asia. She published several journal articles, including on the topics of disaster governance, urban infrastructure development, and city branding.

Mr Damon P. Coppola, MEM, ARM

Principal and Founder, Shoreline Risk

Damon P. Coppola, Principal and Founder of Singapore-based Shoreline Risk, is a risk and emergency management systems engineer whose clients include the United Nations, the World Bank, local and national governments, and private sector organizations.  Mr. Coppola has authored and co-authored over 20 academic and professional textbooks adopted by more than 200 college and university programs worldwide.  Mr. Coppola also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health in the Emergency Management department where he teaches courses on international disaster risk management. 


Chair Person:

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


Date:
Monday, 27 February 2017

Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Venue:

Lobby,
Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772


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