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  • This study aims to assess and determine the evidence on the strategies for education on DRR. The study consists of a systematic review of publications and gray literature regarding strategies for DRR education, conducted in December 2016. This study finds that most countries have launched DRR education activities, but these actions are not...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 18 October 2018
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites (WHS) located in coastal areas are increasingly at risk from coastal hazards due to sea-level rise. In this study, Mediterranean cultural WHS at risk from coastal flooding and erosion under four sea-level rise scenarios until 2100 are assessed.Based on the analysis of spatially explicit WHS data, an index-based approach...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • In November 2017, it was announced that the new dengue vaccine (“Dengvaxia”) had risks for those not previously exposed to dengue. While some countries proceeded with adjusting guidance accordingly, the Philippines reacted with outrage and political turmoil with naming and shaming of government officials involved in purchasing the...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • This paper provides a theoretical foundation for children’s involvement in disaster risk reduction activities. The paper reviews and analyses the literature on children’s participation, on their developmental capacity to participate, and on disaster risk reduction activities involving children.This paper finds that participation...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • This discussion paper presents the main issues to be considered in an adaptation roadmap for agriculture, with a particular focus on developing countries. The expertise and experiences of CCAFS scientists and partners around the world were condensed to answer questions such as: What are the principal climate risks to agriculture and the implications...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • Este documento es el resultado de la evaluación que los especialistas del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED) realizaron de los principales desastres que ocurrieron en 2016, mediante visitas de campo y consultas directas con las autoridades locales. Contiene los efectos de los fenómenos sobre la población,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • Climate change is making life harder for many of the world's poorest – including driving some displaced women and girls, who tend to be the poorest and most vulnerable, into prostitution. With climate change expected to bring increasingly extreme weather, more needs to be done to recognise the risks to women and girls.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • The rise in temperatures due to climate change has increased Odisha's vulnerability to cyclonic storms. Because of global warming, sea surface temperature remains higher in the Bay of Bengal, triggering cyclonic systems. Through transactions between land and sea, land surface temperature is also being transferred to the sea surface, making it warmer.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • At the High Level Panel convened at UNESCO, experts warned that while the world is safer today from tsunami risks, significant challenges still persist and complacency is the strongest risk driver. Several projects, including artificial islands and pioneering tsunami plans, have emerged to rattle complacency and mitigate losses.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • New research finds that there is more Indian area under concurrent drought and heatwaves in recent years (1981-2000) compared to an earlier time period (1951-1980). Moreover, there is an increase in the frequency of concurrent heatwaves and drought, heightening the risk of forest fires.
    PreventionWeb News on Wednesday, 17 October 2018