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  • The IPCC’s own Summary for Policy-Makers focuses principally on global issues and trends. This report distils the richest material available on South Asia from the 1,300 pages of the Special Report.Some of the IPCC’s key messages, which are explored in the CDKN guide include: The climate and land interact with and influence each...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • This Synthesis report on adaptation action, dubbed the "Adaptation Book", is the first of its kind that Climate Chance Observatory publishes, in partnership with French NGO Comité 21. It tells the political and conceptual story of adaptation in international climate negotiations, before analyzing subnational and...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the ADRF Initiative, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The report provides an overview of the achievements to date.The ADRF Initiative was officially launched on November 17, 2015 in Addis Ababa during the Understanding Risk and Finance (URF) conference. It supports...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • This report distils the richest material available on Latin America from the 1,300 pages of the Special Report.Some of the IPCC’s key messages, which are explored in the CDKN guide include: The climate and land interact with and influence each other. Dryland areas are expected to become more vulnerable to desertification in Latin America. Desertification...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • Community resilience is often assessed in disaster risk management (DRM) research and it has been argued that it should be strengthened for more robust DRM. However, the term community is seldom precisely defined and it can be understood in many ways. It is argued that it is crucial to explore the concept of community within the context of...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • After more than 10,000 years of relative stability—the full span of human civilization—the Earth’s climate is changing. As average temperatures rise, climate science finds that acute hazards such as heat waves and floods grow in frequency and severity, and chronic hazards, such as drought and rising sea levels,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • KazUAV is leveraging 3D mapping drones to help the World Bank create a highly-detailed database of educational infrastructure facilities in Kyrgyzstan.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • While public support for building in the same disaster affected places is often high, rebuilding must be implemented strategically through location risk assessments.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • Japanese companies have contingency plans for the floods that increasingly drench this island nation, but most have done little to fortify facilities.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 17 January 2020
  • The document explores the application of foresight and foresight processes as a “multimethod” forward-looking toolkit that can be relevant for both the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities, as well as enhancing integration across science, policy and practice.Foresight is a systematic, participatory, future...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 16 January 2020