Past Event

Friday News Review: When Avoiding Disaster is the Story

May 27, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Sustain What?

Friday News Review: When Avoiding Disaster is the Story


By their nature, news media focus on events, victims and villains more than the social systems that, through neglect or sometimes malice, lead to the calamitous losses we call disasters.
Is there a way to make preparedness and risk reduction the story?

And is there a way to have that story read, and acted on?

In this special Sustain What webcast, veteran journalist Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School explores challenges and innovations with journalists and experts, several of them in Bali, Indonesia, for the United Nations Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The theme this year is "From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World." Here's the Global Platform site:

Our guests:

Mavic Conde, an independent environmental journalist in the Philippines focused on solutions reporting.

Joshua L. DeVincenzo, researcher and adjunct lecturer at the Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

Natalia Ilieva, Head of the office of the Secretary Genera of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Roger Pulwarty, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory Senior Scientist and a Global Assessment Report author

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