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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

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DAVOS PRESENTATION DAVOS PRESENTATION Presentation Transcript

  • GAIA’S MATRIX Together we stand, together we fall
  • MITIGATION or ADAPTATION? • Mitigation... Too smart to be human!
  • In the end we chose... Adaptation That is to say... RISK MANAGEMENT!
  • But manage what?
  • A huge complexity... Just an example...
  • War...
  • THE HIMALAYA SCENARIO Millions on the move…
  • Non linear impacts WARMING CONSEQUENCES
  • The Doomsday Clock • Regulated 23 times since 1948 • 2 minutes closer to midnight in 2007
  • We need to harness this complexity ...and we need to do it in a common and shared way
  • Some examples...
  • Source: IPCC WGII AR5 Chapter 12
  • Source: IPCC WGII AR5 Chapter 19
  • Source: New Zealand Ministry of the Environment Web site
  • Source: www.edp-uk.com
  • Source: www.waterissues.eu
  • And, of course... Global Risks Forum - Global Risks 2012, p. 6
  • A proposal... GAIA,S MATRIX
  • GAIA’S MATRIX: no isolated sector SYSTEMIC GLOBALITY Environment Peace H. Rights Development
  • CONCLUSION ENVIRONMENT: OUR BEST GUARANTEE OF PEACE, DIGNITY AND JUSTICE