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    Disaster Solutions Professional Short Course (16-18 April 2024)

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    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that climate-change impacts—hazards such as bushfires, drought and flooding—are becoming more frequent and more intense, damaging nature, people and infrastructure. Yet measures to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to these climate-fuelled hazards are coming far too slow.  Even if greenhouse-gas emissions stop tomorrow, the impacts of climate change will continue to increase due to past emissions. Under a relatively optimistic low-emissions scenario, the cost of natural disasters in Australia is estimated to grow to $73 billion annually by 2060.

    With every new bushfire and flood, Australia is spending more on disaster recovery. Now, we need to learn how to prepare for—and not just recover from—natural disasters.

    This Disaster Solutions professional short course provides participants with an understanding of the trajectory of disasters, how Australia and the world are responding to this escalating trend, and the need for going beyond incremental thinking to find transformative solutions for disaster risk reduction (DRR). It explores the impacts of climate change on disasters, systems thinking for Disaster Risk Reduction; the relationship of Disaster Risk Reduction with climate change adaptation, financing for disaster solutions, and the challenges and opportunities in enabling disaster solutions.

    The course is run by the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) at the Australian National University (ANU) and brings together leading researchers from across the University to share latest research and discuss disaster solutions.

    Early bird registrations are open until 2 April 2024. Tickets close on 5 April 2024. Group discounts are available.

    Bookings are via Humanitix. But for more details on the course, go to the ICEDS course webpage at: Disaster Solutions course 16-18 April 2024

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