A Resilient World? Understanding vulnerability in a changing climate
The effects of climate change are already being felt across the world. As climate-change related severe weather events become more frequent, it is critical that we assess and improve the resilience of communities and countries to minimise the resulting harm. Assessing this resilience is the focus of a new report, ‘A Resilient World? Understanding vulnerability in a changing climate’, which will be published on Wednesday 14 September. The report is based on the second set of results to be released from the 2021 Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll, based on around 125,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 121 countries during 2021.
The World Risk Poll is the first global study of worry about, and harm from, risks to people’s safety. This second report of the 2021 Poll offers a unique insight into experience of disasters – including those related to climate change and severe weather – across the world, and exposes an unequal distribution of global resilience through the World Risk Poll Resilience Index.
To mark the launch, this free webinar will, for the first time, publicly present and discuss the report findings with a panel of world-leading experts.
The webinar, hosted in partnership with Reuters Events as part of Climate Week NYC 2022, is a valuable opportunity for businesses, governments, NGOs and all those involved in disaster risk management and preparedness, civil engineering, sustainability and international development to gain a unique understanding of where interventions are most needed around the world in order to build resilience and protect those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.