VI International Congress on Risks

VI International Congress on Risks

The Portuguese Association of Risks, Prevention and Security (RISCOS), in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Tourism, Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC), and other institutional partners, is organizing this conference, under the theme “Risks and Territorial Conflicts: From natural disasters to geopolitical tensions.” The event will be held at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

May 23, 2023, 9:00am Eastern Time – May 26, 2023, 5:00pm Eastern Time

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All over the world and in an almost daily context, we are directly confronted with situations of conflict and disasters that jeopardize our survival, destroy communities or affect their infrastructure and cause serious social and psychological trauma. Recognizing the growing impact of crises and their complexity across vast areas of the globe, reducing conflict and disaster risks, and building more resilient societies are goals of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030. Climate changes and its influence on natural disasters (droughts, storms, floods, extreme temperatures, mass movements, volcanoes, earthquakes, animal and plant pests, …) among others anthropic and mixed risks, can generate large population displacements, such as environmental refugees, political refugees, migrations in search of better living conditions, public health and security, that can cause strong geopolitical tensions in the context of disputes over natural resources, energy, infrastructure, public health, territorial identities, which can leave to dispossession and warlike confrontations, jeopardizing the existence of societies.

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