climate change, natural disasters, disaster management, environment, adaptation


  • Amit Kumar Batar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • Wahid Ullah, Associate Professor, Pakistan Study Center, Graduate School of Foreign Studies, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou, China

Session description:

Climate change and natural disasters are a greater threat to humans and environment. In recent years, natural disasters have become more frequent and are hitting people with more strength resulting in loss of lives, and damaging valuable properties. Clear understanding of these disasters is critical for designing effective policies, improving early warning systems, and smooth flow of information at all governance levels. This can be achieved with the co-operation and joint works on disaster risk management, climate change adaptation/mitigation strategies among various stakeholders including academic scholars, field researchers, engineers, decision-makers, etc. Therefore, the strong national and international cooperation between the countries and region are essential for better understanding and prediction to natural disasters.

In this session we focus on sharing case studies from different part of the world to showcase how disasters managements are practiced, vagaries of climate, adaptation to climate change, role of media and role of media and youth, etc. We invite innovate and forward-looking research papers discussing robust mechanisms for natural disaster management.

We encourage that speakers will touch some of the following themes in their papers:

  1. Community-based responses to natural disaster management
  2. Awareness about disaster management: role of media, and youth
  3. Disasters and most underprivileged segments of society (e.g., women, handicapped, children)
  4. Disaster risk reduction: capacity vs. resilience
  5. Successful examples of climate change adaptation
  6. Beneficial institutional arrangements for dealing with natural disasters
  7. Extreme weather/climate events: challenges and learning opportunities
  8. Current and future priorities for action in natural disasters risk management