This looks like a vendor-driven event, but I thought it informative for what an international audience is looking at when it comes to climate-induced disasters and how technology and equipment will be used to help "adapt" since we appear to be unwilling to use "climate mitigation" to reduce the impacts.
See event announcement below:
The world is facing increased floodings, droughts and conflict due to the effects of climate change. With recent events such as the California wildfires, Typhoon Hagibis and drought crisis in South Africa, it is apparent that delays in responding to climate change over the past decades have jeopardised human life and livelihoods. With slow mitigation, focus is now shifting to development plans and systems to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
At International Disaster Response Expo (IDR) taking place on 3-4 December 2019 London UK, we will explore the relationship between climate change, humanitarian crisis and humanitarian response. It has been reported that climate change was responsible for the majority of under-reported humanitarian disasters last year and it is essential that people, organisations and government collaborate and act before it is too late.
At the IDR Conference, the programme will look at the stressors that are building into tipping points, with a focus on today’s crises and the consequences of systemic failure — with climate as the greatest threat multiplier of all. Join in the conversation and help drive the movement of change.
Key sessions not to miss:
• Australia, living with accelerated risk
Rob Cameron, Director General Emergency Management Australia, Department of Home Affairs
• Displacement and climate change: addressing a challenge of our times
Rossella Pagliucha-Lor, UK representative, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
• Lessons learned from deployments to the California wildfires - Overcoming the challenges in the future
Romeo Durscher, Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI Drones
• Multi Channel Public Safety Communications: The importance of public warnings during natural disasters
Saket Jha, VP Sales, Everbridge
Register for your free ticket today and save £99 entrance fee [Note, personally I'm trying to lose 16 lbs]