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International Seminar

Exploring the potential of forest-based disaster risk reductions (F-DRR)


January 27, 2021 15:00-17:00 (JST)


The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out that the warming of climate system is unequivocal and changes of land and water surface temperature, and sea level among others are observed. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Article 2 of the Paris Agreement states that increasing the ability to adapt to the changing climate is stated as the objective of the agreement together with the goal of limiting the temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius. In recent years, the progress of climate change, frequent land use changes accompanied by forest fires, and increased damage from landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather events around the world have become commonplace, and the Forest-based Disaster Risk Reduction (F-DRR) program has become an important tool for climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation, leading to the strengthening of sustainable resilience by taking advantage of the characteristics of local natural and ecological systems. It is expected to be a nature-based solution that will contribute to both mitigation and adaptation. In order to contribute to these, there is a potential to apply Japan's technologies and experiences on disaster prevention systems to developing countries through research and further development of the appropriate technologies and capacity buildings.

In 2020, FFPRI established the REDD-plus and F-DRR Research and Development Center to conduct research and development on sustainable forest management and conservation in developing countries including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

This seminar aims to "Exploring the potential of forest-based disaster risk reductions (F-DRR)" by providing information on international trends of F-DRR strategies and practices, and reporting on specific policy and technical approaches and challenges from some countries. In addition, a panel discussion will be held to share the needs and challenges of F-DRR, and to discuss the future direction and possibilities of F-DRR.

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