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John Handmer

Prof John Handmer

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and RMIT University
John Handmer is Senor Science Adviser Risk at IIASA, an Emeritus Professor with the RMIT School of Science, and a Fellow of the Australian Social Science Academy. Until recently he was chair of the Scientific Committee of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Program of the International Council of Science and the UNDRR. He has worked to improve bushfire community safety; to integrate efforts across climate change, disaster risk reduction and the sustainable development goals; and to show the economic value of fire and emergency services.