Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on US Humanitarian and Disaster Response
A panel discussion sponsored by Oxfam America.
Report launch: An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on US Humanitarian and Disaster Response
a panel discussion sponsored by Oxfam America, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the Center for Naval Affairs (CNA)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.)
President of CNA’s Institute for Public Research and Vice Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board
Major General Richard Engel, USAF (Ret.)
Director of the Climate Change and State Stability Program of the National Intelligence Council
Dr. Julie Kunen
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, US Agency for International Development
Dr. E.D. McGrady
Research Analyst, CNA
Dr. Marc Cohen
Senior Researcher, Oxfam America
concluding remarks - Paul O’Brien
Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange Lines)
Light breakfast will be served
Webcast live at www.wilsoncenter.org
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The US will face increasing demands on its international humanitarian response systems due to a changing climate. This panel discussion will address the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the US government’s international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity.
To lead off the event, Oxfam America and CNA will release their new report, “An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on US Humanitarian and Disaster Response.” The report finds that responding to these climate-induced challenges will require a more effective and smarter approach to disaster and humanitarian assistance. Most important, a coherent, whole-of-government approach to humanitarian assistance is needed, with clear leadership, objectives, and implementation, and strategies with a long-term perspective, especially for disaster prevention and risk reduction, should be brought to center stage.
If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The live webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download.
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. A map to the Center is available at www.wilsoncenter.org/directions. Note: Photo identification is required to enter the building. Please allow additional time to pass through security.