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Preparations in full swing for the 2nd ABU Climate Change and DRR Summit

More experts and speakers have come on board for the 2nd ABU Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place in Krabi, Thailand from 12-14 May 2016. The media summit is hosted by our member ThaiPBS and will take place at the Martime Park and Spa Resort.

The event, with the theme ‘Media Meets Climate Change and Disaster Challenges’, is the 2nd in the series of Climate Change Summits which was inaugurated in Jakarta in 2014. The event comprises a 2 day conference, a series of pre-conference workshops and an exhibition showcasing some of the achivements and services related to Climate Change effects and DRR from stakeholder groups.

The event will bring together more than 200 media professionals, scientists, representatives of UN organisations, government agencies and NGOs involved in climate change mitigation, risk management and early warnings for disasters.  They will develop strategies to work together with the media to prepare people for the dramatic effects of climate change and future increased natural hazards.

One of the pre-conference workshops will focus on ‘Climate Change and Food Security’. It is targeting journalists, news editors and reporters who cover the effect of climate change on food production. The workshop will run for six days starting from 10-May and continuing throught the conference. This workshop is organised with support from FAO (Food and Agricultural Orgasniatoin of the UN).

Another special feature of the Summit will be the ABU Awards on Climate Change and DRR, which will honour the best films addressing the issues of climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness. So far more than 15 entries have been submitted for the awards, which will be take place at a special gala dinner on 12-May. For information on the rules of the competition, categories and Entry Form, please go to event website at (ABU TV Awards on CCDRR section).

The registration for the Summit is on the ABU website – For more details please visit

Join the professional discussions in Krabi, Thailand, to make a difference and put the media on the frontline of climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness.