The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre is hosting the 7th Annual Seminar on “A Roadmap to Disaster Resilience on 21 November 2023. Disasters, whether natural or human-induced, can have a devastating impact on communities, economies, and the environment. In recent years, notwithstanding global efforts on disaster risk management, the frequency and severity of disasters have increased, underscoring the need for effective disaster resilience strategies. The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre, as the Science Pillar of the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network, sets out to facilitate synergies across the disaster risk management and climate change communities to foster better risk awareness and prevention and enhance disaster resilience. The 7th Annual seminar will move beyond statements on disaster severity, climate extremes and the further disaster scenarios and will shift the attention to action and knowledge that would help advance the EU resilience agenda, including the union disaster resilience goals. The livestream can be accessed here.

On 22nd November 2023 the Wildfire Risk Management Clustering Event will take place. The event is organized by European Research Executive Agency (REA) together with the project Firelogue, an EU Coordination and Support Action aiming to unite fire-related projects and to exploit their synergies. The event will showcast first results of Wildfire Risk Management Green Deal Innovation Actions (TREDS, SILVANUS, FIRE RES), FirEUrisk, recent DG ECHO fire projects (AFAN, IPA Floods and Fire, WUITIPS) and other fire related initiatives, to practically advance topics such as wildfire risk assessments and governance, questions about coherence of the range of policies related to managing wildfire risk such as forestry strategies or nature conservation. The livestream can be accessed here.