22 Mar 2004
09:00–13:00

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Agenda

Welcome remarks by Frits Schlingemann, Director, UNEP/Regional Office for Europe

Introduction by Sálvano Briceño, Director, Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)

Panelist presentations:

  • It’s the way you tell them…
    Tim Radford, Science Editor, The Guardian
  • Preparedness for climate change: Implications for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Madaleen Helmer, Head, International Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • Understanding and predicting the Earth’s physical climate
    David Carson, Director, World Climate Research Program, WMO
  • Environmental risk, economics and development
    Paul Clements-Hunt, Economic and Trade Branch, UNEP
  • Q: Are natural disasters caused by climate change? A: Does it really matter?
    Richard J.T. Klein, Senior Researcher, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Discussion with panelists and participants