Faced with increasing climate-related risks, decision-makers across the world need to strengthen and transform climate risk management approaches before limits to adaptation are met. IIASA Research Group Leader and risk and resilience expert Reinhard Mechler will discuss ways to deal with climate-related existential risk, along with key take-aways from his discussions at COP26 in Glasgow.

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Through its research on the world’s most complex challenges, IIASA produces unique scientific insights and possible solutions to many of the critical challenges we face: What are the best ways to tackle the climate crisis? How can we protect biodiversity? What are the ways forward towards sustainable, resilient, just, and equitable societies?  

The IIASA public webinar series provides a virtual platform to get to know the experts at IIASA and to share research, opportunities, knowledge, and experiences, and foster new connections. 


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Each webinar tackles an urgent sustainability issue, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, or increasing desertification. Together we will explore the challenges and possible solutions and look at how systems thinking can enable us to design more effective and efficient pathways to global and regional challenges.  

The third of these meetings features Reinhard Mechler who leads the IIASA Systemic Risk and Resilience research group. Mechler will outline the main outcomes of his longstanding research on existential risks and the solutions he has identified in facing these risks. He will also bring back insight from his participation in the COP26 in Glasgow. 

The webinars aim to spark communication between presenters and participants and create a space for conversation. They are interactive and engage participants from around the world, both within our National Member Organization countries and beyond. 


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