Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Capacity Building and Piloting of Climate and Environment Risk Disclosures in Jiangsu Province, a GIZ-funded project, kicked off on June 15, 2021. Due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, an online workshop was held. International and national experts attended the workshop. The international team is led by Dr Yinpeng Li, Chief Scientist from CLIMsystems, located in Hamilton, New Zealand, and supported by other staff at CLIMsystems and subject experts from BSI and SLR in the USA and UK, respectively. The national team is led by Professor Qian Ye of Beijing Normal University (BNU) and the Executive Director of IRGP (Integrated Risk Governance Project). Other national team members come from BNU, CMA (China Meteorological Administration), CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), and other universities in China. Ms Hu Qiying, Head of GIZ Jiangsu, attended and delivered a speech. Ms Hu said, in recent years, the international community has realised that disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) both share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. It is, however, how to incorporate DRR, CCA, and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) efficiently and effectively is a great challenge not only for the academic community but also for both policymakers and business decision-makers.