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Keynote Response – Science Professor Gordon McBean President, International Council for Science (2014-2017). UN Hyogo Framework for Action Financial & Private Sector Disaster Resilience Global Summit Hosted by the International Insurance Society, Sponsored and arranged by Willis Group

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Keynote Response – Science

Professor Gordon McBean

President, International Council for Science (2014-2017)

UN Hyogo Framework for Action

Financial & Private Sector Disaster Resilience Global Summit

Hosted by the International Insurance Society,

Sponsored and arranged by Willis Group

June 25th 2014

Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London

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Number of “Natural” Catastrophes 1980-2012

“No climate-change deniers to be found

in the reinsurance business”

E. Reguly, The Globe and Mail

Nov. 28 2013

Climatological

Hydrological

Meteorological

Geophysical

Munich Re – Topics Geo

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Hyogo Framework for Action

  • Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning.
  • Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels.
  • Reduce risks - strengthen disaster preparedness

Drivers of Risk

Impacts

Risks

Hazards

Losses

Poverty

  • Need to mobilize scientific excellence –
  • across all disciplines and around the globe
  • plan, coordinate, support and sustain
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International Council for Science

  • established 1931 –non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies (representing 140 countries) and 31 International Scientific Unions –including social sciences.

Mission - to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. – all societies

Vision - a world where science is used for the benefit of all, excellence in science is valued and scientific knowledge is effectively linked to policy making.

  • Key priorities and associated activities:
    • International Research Collaboration
    • Science for Policy
    • Universality of Science
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International Research Collaboration - examples

IOC

  • Climate
  • Disasters

Objectives:

1. … hazards, vulnerability and risk

2. Effective decision making …

3. Reducing risk and curbing losses …

  • Urban Health and Wellbeing

UNU

IAMP

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Science-Policy Interactions - examples

IPCC

UNFCCC

Global Science

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPBES

CBD

Global Science

Disaster assessment

3WCDRR – HFA2

Global Science

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Disaster Science, Data & Applications

Disaster assessment

3WCDRR – HFA2

Global Science

  • Insurance Sciences Forum
  • Resilience Modelling and Mapping Forum

Connecting the Science and Insurance Sectors

Co-delivery

Thank you for your attention

Co-production

Co-design