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Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
 

The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University undertakes multi-disciplinary innovative approaches to address environmental issues, including climate change adaptation. 



The International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory (IEDM)

 

The International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory (IEDM) of Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies undertakes field-based action research on environment and disaster risk reduction in Asian countries. 

IEDM hosts the Asian University Network for Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM), which has members from 14 Asian countries and regions.  The goal of this network is to enhance research and practice in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.  IEDM and AUEDM collaborate closely with the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), which is a network of national and local NGOs in Asian countries.  IEDM also work closely with the Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements (CITYNET).



Action Pledge
 
The action pledge specifically focuses on vulnerable communities in Asia, with specific emphasis on hydro-meteorological disasters by:
  • Undertaking specific community based adaptation projects with linkages to disaster risk reduction in Asia;
  • Focusing on indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction and its implications to community based adaptation;
  • Learning and networking activities in the related field.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (136 kB)



Action Pledge Update (September 2009)
 

The following were provided as contributions to and are summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Scaling up community-based adaptation actions
pdf-icon Theme: Scaling up local and community based actions (616 kB)

Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters
pdf-icon Climate and Disaster Resilience Initiative (CDRI) (586 kB)

Promoting knowledge sharing and learning
pdf-icon Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM) (423 kB)

Links

Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies

International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory (IEDM)

Asian University Network for Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM)

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements CITYNET

 

 

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