UNU Climate Resilience Initiative

UNU Climate Resilience Initiative

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  • Project duration: July 2021 - Invalid Date
  • Project status:
    Approval by the head for the Scientific Committee

The devastating floods in July 2021 in Germany, Belgium, Austria, and the Netherlands have raised a lot of concern regarding the state of prevention, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation in case of natural hazards of this dimension within all states affected. Based on the fact that UNU has institutes in three of these countries, a transboundary, inter-institutional initiative was decided at the director´s level.

Aimed outcomes of the initiative are:

  • Evidence-informed research agenda (based on gaps identified during initial phase)
  • Joint opinion paper
  • Policy brief (based on comparative analysis, comparison of different countries)
  • Knowledge-sharing events (e.g. public platform event in early 2022 bringing together different stakeholders from all levels, public webinars).

Unique selling points of this initiative and collaboration are:

  • Regional presence
  • Complementary foci (EHS, MERIT, CRIS)
  • Portfolio of perspectives (e.g. different sections at EHS)
  • Research in the global south enabling learning from other regions.

Research themes/clusters & questions related to the flood impact are:

  • Understanding risks
  • Risk perception and behavior (topic with GLOMOS involvement)
  • Prevention, preparedness, and emergency response (topic with GLOMOS lead)
  • Adaptation and sustainability transformations.
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