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Many of the impacts associated with climate change exacerbate or alter existing threats (such as those associated with droughts, floods
and extreme events). Adaptation measures can benefit from the practical experience in disaster management. Join us for this online event where we will discuss what policy measures could be adapted to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.


This event is Part of the ‘Cities as Places of Hope’ series; a project launched in 2019 focusing on progressive city networks that are a key factor in the development of a positive narrative on the future of Europe. The project brings together partners from Spain (Fundación Transición Verde), Catalonia (Nous Horitzons), Croatia (The Institute for Political Ecology-IPE) , Belgium (Oikos), North Macedonia (Sunrise), Wetenschappelijk Buereau GroenLinks (Netherlands) and Green Thought Association (Turkey). This 2021 project aims to bring together progressive and transformative trans-local city networks, to connect them and facilitate their exchanges, ultimately contributing to a positive narrative for the future of Europe.



FIRST SESSION Disaster Management, and Green Politics

Moderator: Dr. Barış Gençer Baykan

11.00 – 11.05Opening Speech by GTA

11.05 – 11.30 – Erdem Ergin (Disaster Risk Management Specialist) – Crisis Management

11.30 – 11.55 – Prof. Dr. Ali Osman Karababa – Health Policies

11.55 – 12.15 – Question & Answer


12.15 – 12.25 BREAK


SECOND SESSIONForest Fires, Droughts, Floods and Climate Adaptation Policies in Cities 

Moderator: Gökhan Ersoy

12.25 – 12.30 – Opening

12.30 – 12.50 –  Dr. Akgün İlhan (Boğaziçi University) – Two sides of the coin: Drought and Floods

12.50 – 13.10 – Prof. Dr. Nesibe Köse (İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Forest Faculty – Forest Botany Department) – Forest Ecosystems and Climate Change

13.10 – 13.30 – Dr. Emrah Çoraman – Biodiversity

13.30 – 14.00 – Question & Answer

Moderators and Speakers:

Dr. Barış Gençer BaykanGökhan ErsoyErdem Ergin (Disaster Risk Management Specialist) – Crisis ManagementDr. Akgün İlhan (Boğaziçi University) – Two sides of the coin: Droughts and FloodsProf. Dr. Nesibe Köse (Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Forestry – Department of Forest Botany) – Forest Ecosystems and Climate ChangeDr. Emrah Çoraman – Biodiversity


Date and time: Thursday, 18th November from 11:00 to 14:00 CET.

Audience: This webinar will take place in Turkish and is open to the general public

Registrations: are now open here 

This event will be organised through the ZOOM platform.

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Thought Association and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

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