Encontros Scientia

Connecting Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: the PLACARD project


Rob Swart

Climate Change and Adaptive Land and Water Management Research Team, Alterra, Wageningen UR, Netherlands & CCIAM Group - cE3c 

PLACARD (PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by CCIAM (Mario Pulquério). The project’s mission is to build a European platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaboration between the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) communities. In the large and complex landscape of stakeholder networks, research, policy initiatives and information sources, PLACARD aims to enhance the coherence of and give direction to CCA and DRR research, policy and practices, strengthening cooperation and countering fragmentation between the domains. The presentation will address the real and perceived differences between the two communities and highlight some specific research themes on which Rob is currently working in the context of PLACARD: the importance of framing and narratives for CCA and DRR, and the potential use of foresight methodologies to bridge the gap between the communities.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

FCUL (Building C2) - 12h00-13h00 - Room 2.2.14