Flood Knowledge Summit 2022
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A joint response to the floods that devastated Europe in 2021


The United Nations University Climate Resilience Initiative tackles the growing risks of climate change, including how to adapt to climate-induced extreme weather events and how to ensure climate-resilient development. The initiative investigates the many interconnected risks and impacts, the role of regional integration and cross-border collaboration, and the role of comprehensive innovation, adaptation and transformation.

Taking July 2021 as our starting point, we investigate the flood experiences of high-income, innovative countries in Europe, before engaging in learning and exchange with the Global South. The initiative has a Research component drawing lessons from the 2021 floods, a Platform component (the 'Knowledge Summit'), and an Outreach and Communications component.