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  • This brief outlines several barriers in Southeast Asia to accessing adequate amounts of climate change adaptation finance and governing funds once they have been allocated. As a result of these barriers, adaptation priorities can often be set by national level institutions where relatively high capacity exists and may then be disconnected...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the second quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on some of the emerging issues for transboundary adaptation, an analysis of blogs from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles. The...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • This report is one of the outcomes of CTCN’s technology support for strengthening Bangkok’s Early Warning System to respond to climate induced flooding in the city of Bangkok. It includes a mapping and understanding of the existing Bangkok Metropolitan Administration data management system, and provides recommendations...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • This overview focuses on 11 main disaster risks extracted from national risk assessments in the European Union: flooding; extreme weather; forest fire; earthquake; pandemic; epizootic; industrial accident; critical infrastructure disruption; nuclear and radiological accident; cybercrime and terrorism. An insight into new and emerging risks...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • This guide aims to help address the challenge of identifying and evaluating appropriate solutions to hydrological hazards, by providing the missing identification and evaluation assistance that those looking for adaptation solutions initially face. More specifically, it focuses on adaptation technologies for building resilience to climate change...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in partnership with UNISDR hosted the symposium Making Cities Resilient. Participating cities shared their experiences of using the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities to assess their DRR and resilience performance.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 20 October 2017
  • This brief guide provides practical tips and advice on how to use social media effectively to engage with, and be accountable to, people affected by crises. It is primarily for staff who are responsible for the official social media channels in their organization. Related topics, such as social media marketing or fundraising, are not covered in this...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 October 2017
  • The Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF) provides a comprehensive approach to reducing risks from all hazards to the education sector by addressing three pillars of school safety: Safe Learning Facilities School Disaster Management Risk Reduction and Resilience EducationThe CSSF aims to provide a unified focus for child-centered...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 October 2017
  • This report highlights key recommendations from the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area, focusing on climate change adaptation plans, standards, funding and capacity in coastal areas on a regional basis.In particular, the report calls for the creation of a Regional Coastal...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 October 2017
  • This report examines how the Queensland Disaster Management System prepared for, responded to and provided early relief and recovery to those impacted by Cyclone Debbie, which affected much of the state in Australia in early 2017. It aims to identify good practice that can be shared with others within the disaster management sector and includes...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 19 October 2017