On March 1, at a meeting on climate change issues, Senior Researcher of the Gaidar Institute's Innovation Economics Department Stepan Zemtsov delivered a presentation titled Hazardous Hydrological Phenomena and Social Vulnerability in Russia.

The presentation addressed the methods applied in the social vulnerability studies on nationwide, regional, and local levels, offered comparative estimates of the potential economic and social losses that can be caused by hazardous hydrological phenomena, and argued that if the cost of human life was to be evaluated correctly, the social losses from hazardous hydrological phenomena may be comparable to the destruction of infrastructure.

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The meeting was held in the Residence of the UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation in the framework of the bilateral project ‘Assessing and Communicating Country Level Climate Impacts in Russia and the UK' as one of the events scheduled for the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017.