Ninth Annual National Roundtable on Disaster Risk Reduction
Advancing and Empowering Disaster Risk Reduction in Canada
Monday, October 29, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
- Participants are empowered to collaborate on a sustainable approach to Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Participants have access to resources and contacts that can provide further collaborative tools and techniques that could be applied across organizations.
|8:00 – 9:00||
Pavilion Ballroom Foyer
|9:00 – 9:20||Opening of the Roundtable
|9:20 – 9:30||
Opening Remarks by Federal Representative
|9:30 – 9:40||
Opening Remarks by Provincial Representative
|9:40 – 10:20||Key Note Address: Mr. Carlos Castillo, Associate Administrator for Resilience (FEMA)
Mr. Castillo’s address will focus on FEMA’s desire to build a culture of preparedness, which encompasses the following four elements: incentivizing disaster mitigation investments, closing the insurance gap, helping people prepare for disasters, and fostering innovation.
|10:20 – 10:50||Health Break and Networking (Demonstration of GCcollab Tool)|
|10:50 – 11:00||
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Scene-Setter
Representative from Environment and Climate Change Canada
A representative from Environment and Climate Change Canada will preface the upcoming panel discussion with a 10-minute scene-setting presentation on extreme weather and trends, including risks and socio-economic implications.
|11:00 – 12:00||
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: How Do We Engage the Capital Markets?
Moderator: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
This panel discussion will focus on how the financial sector can better factor climate change and extreme weather into its work. Panelists will focus on how large private companies view their financial exposure to climate risk (and how they inform the public of that risk), and outline how extreme weather is being factored into investment decision-making.
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 – 14:00||
Cross-Sector Leadership in Advancing and Empowering Disaster Risk Reduction
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Sargent, Vice President, Canadian Operations Programming, Canadian Red Cross
|14:00 – 14:30||Circles of Influence and Disaster Risk Reduction
|14:30 – 15:00||Health Break and Networking (Demonstration of GCcollab Tool)|
|15:00 – 16:10||Circle of Influence Session 1:
Private/Financial Sector Finback Room
|Circle of Influence Session 2:
Circle of Influence Session 3:
|Circle of Influence Session 4: TBD Galiano Room|
|16:10 – 16:40||Reporting Back from Circles of Influence Sessions
|16:40 – 17:00||Closing Remarks
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