Bapon Dives into Climate Resilience in Cozumel, Mexico
01 June 2017 09:29

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Cancun, Mexico. IRDR organized its Science Committee (SC) meeting before the platform in the beautiful city Cancun. Beside Global Platform, our SC member Dr Bapon Fakhruddin visited Cozumel and was rewarded with a Mayoral award of appreciation for his efforts. The stunning Caribbean island of Cozumel lies east of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. Its coral reef and beaches are considered internationally to be of exceptional ecological importance and there has been a concerted effort on the part of local Government to conserve and develop its coastal assets.

More than 70 participants attended the public seminar given by Bapon. Bapon explained that the island is threatened by climate change, due to its geographical location and due to the existence of natural phenomena that affect the island every year, so he commented there are different ways to improve this situation using advance science and technology and probabilistic risk assessment. The risk assessment would assist the island to become climate resilience and develop their strategic plan for future.
Based on studies carried out in his native country, Bapon Fakhruddin reported that the system applied in New Zealand could applied to the island of Cozumel, in relation to the importance of caring for the environment that surrounds it with the purpose of protect the community and the species that inhabit it.
The Mayor of Cozumel (H.E. Perla Cecilia Tun PEch) expressed her thanks for Tonkin + Taylor’s support, presenting Bapon with an award of appreciation. She also enlisted Bapon to help with establishing the island’s. Finally, Bapon appreciated the authorities for the invitation and he affirmed that New Zealand and Mexico could unite their forces in order to work together for the protection of the island, whose ecosystem is one of the largest in the world. Beside this, Bapon speak on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a panellist. He also speak in the disaster risk and loss data working session in the Global Platform.

 

For more information:

1 2

Related News & Events
02 July 2021 15:30
The International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals is please to invite scientists, engineers, policymakers, and experts from around the world to the Forum.
02 July 2021 15:26
Join us in this side event (track 2, block 1) as part of UN Climate Change’s Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 on 6 July 2021
12 June 2021 08:27
This Agenda was commissioned by the International Science Council (ISC) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the development has been led by the Integrated Research on Risk program (IRDR).
Disclaimer of use | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Contact us |
Copyright 2019 Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. All rights reserved.
+86 10 8217 8917
Room B713, No.9 Dengzhuangnan Rd., Beijing China 100094