Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Seminar - Samantha Chard, Attorney General's Department

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Samantha Chard, the Assistant Secretary of the Emergency Management Policy Branch at the Attorney-General’s Department, presented at our seminar entitled 'Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Shared Risks to Shared Values: A Business Case' on Tuesday 24 June 2014 in Melbourne.

Held as part of our Sustainability Leadership Series, the seminar brought together experts and practitioners from across government, business, academia and civil society to provide the business case for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation.

For more information about this seminar and the UNAA Sustainability Leadership Series please visit www.unaavictoria.org.au/education-advocacy/masterclasses/

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Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Seminar - Samantha Chard, Attorney General's Department

  1. 1. Samantha Chard Assistant Secretary Emergency Management Policy Branch Attorney-General’s Department Disaster Resilience in Australia
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