Past Event

Building Resilient Cities: Risk of Climate Change to Urban Health Management

October 13, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) - Prédio Arthur Neiva

This workshop aims to present results of The Second Assessment Report of Climate Change in Cities (ARC3 -2) developed by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) researchers, which will be published during COP21. It will also be launching the UCCRN Latin American Hub in Rio de Janeiro, and discussing possibilities of collaboration between Columbia, UCCRN, Rio Resiliente Program, and the City of Rio de Janeiro. 

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The focus of the discussion will be the latest results of ARC3-2, emphasizing feedback from the participants’ feedback. The goals of this meeting are the integration of Latin American scientists into the UCCRN as well as enhancement of collaboration between UCCRN and the Rio Resiliente Program. The workshop will feature researchers such as Cynthia Rosenzweig, from NASA and Columbia University, Martha Barata, Gisela Costa and Ulisses Confalonieri from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Emilio La Roverefrom COPPE, as well as policymakers from the Rio Mayor’s Office, linked to the Rio Resiliente initiative, to discuss the profound impacts caused by climate change and how the providers of public goods must adapt.


10:00 AM to 10:45 AM  – Opening Session

Presented by:

Martha Barata (IOC/FIOCRUZ & UCCRN)

Dr. Valcler Rangel (VPAAPS/ FIOCRUZ)

Thomas Trebat (Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro Director)

Dr. Wilson Savino (IOC/FIOCRUZ Director)


10:45 AM  to 11:15 AM - Coffee Break


11:15 AM  to 11:45 AM – Panel on Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities 

Cynthia Rosenzweig - UCCRN


11:45 AM  to 12:15 PM – Facilitated Conversation: UCCRN and Rio Resiliente

Chapters of ARC3-2                       

Martha Barata (FIOCRUZ | UCCRN) – Urban Health

Fernanda Lemos (PUC/RJ | UCCRN) – Urban Coastal Zone

Cecilia Herzog (PUC/RJ | UCCRN) – Urban Biodiversity

Mediator: Gisela Costa (IOC/Fiocruz)


12:15 PM  to 12:45 PM   Questions and Open Discussion


12:45 PM  to 2:00 PM  – Lunch


2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM  – Facilitated Conversation: UCCRN and Rio Resiliente: Strategies for risk management and climate change in Rio de Janeiro.

Cynthia Rosenzweig – UCCRN

Sergio Besserman – Rio de Janeiro City Hall

Rodrigo Rosa – Rio de Janeiro City Hall

Emilio La Rovere – Centro Clima/COPPE/UFRJ

José Marengo – INPE – Rede Clima

Mediator: Martha Barata


3:00 PM  to 3:30 PM   Questions and Open Discussion

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM   Closing Session and Propositions for Future Partnerships and Research

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. She is Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the mayor to advise the city on adaptation for its critical infrastructure. She co-led the Metropolitan East Coast Regional Assessment of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. She was a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report. She is Co-Director of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and Co-Editor of the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3), the first-ever global, interdisciplinary, cross-regional, science-based assessment to address climate risks, adaptation, mitigation, and policy mechanisms relevant to cities. She is the founder of AgMIP, a major international collaborative effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling, understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector, and enhance adaptation capacity, as it pertains to food security, in developing and developed countries. She was named as one of "Nature's 10: Ten People Who Mattered in 2012" by the science journal Nature. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she joins impact models with climate models to project future outcomes of both land-based and urban systems under altered climate conditions. She is a Professor at Barnard College and a Senior Research Scientist at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.