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10:00 to 11:00: Eye On Earth: Eye on Disaster Management
16 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Athletes Park, UNEP Pavilion

The frequency and intensity of natural disasters in recent years has increased insignificantly as has the loss of life and property from these events. As such there is a heightened awareness of the need to better anticipate threats and risks, plan more disaster resistant communities and infrastructure, responds more quickly to events, and help communities and ecosystems to recover more effectively. This consideration within the context of sustainable development is considered through Eye on Disaster Management.

To facilitate more effective disaster planning and response as well as climate change adaptation, The Eye on Disaster Management Special Initiative proposes a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to strengthen existing networks and support Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and disaster resistant community development and resiliency in the most vulnerable communities and countries in the world. During this side event a Panel of leading experts in this field will share their thoughts with the Eye on Earth Community on:
- How data and information can be used to manage disasters from initial impact
- Why we need Eye on Disaster Management
- How immediate response makes the difference
- What happens when Disaster hits? Why immediate access to environmental and societal data and information is critical for immediate response

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