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  • This report uses rigorous hydrodynamic and economic models to value the coastal flood protection services of mangroves globally, and identifies the places where mangroves provide the greatest risk reduction benefits to people and property. This work applies the Expected Damage Function approach, commonly used in engineering and insurance sectors and...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Wednesday, 20 June 2018
  • This report shows how the benefits of building back better could be greatest among the communities and countries that are hit by disasters most intensely and frequently. For a selection of small island states, this report shows that stronger, faster, and more inclusive recovery would lead to an average reduction in disaster-related well-being losses...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. Under the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project, IIED, IUCN and the UN Environment World...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • The Technical Report presents the work done by UCCRN for the Future We Don’t Want project. The Report contains results from the data analysis of six major global urban vulnerabilities to climate change based on several key hazards, as well as case studies that present examples of how cities are responding to these challenges.The report presents...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • This report analyses patterns and trends of forest fires in India. While the findings of this study indicate that forest fires occur in almost every state in India each year, some districts are more vulnerable than others, and engaging with the communities that use forests is vital, as is improving coordination with the other agencies that are involved...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • For the first time in more than 30 years, a bill to aid communities in identifying buildings at risk of failure or collapse in an earthquake has been passed by the Assembly and is headed to the California Senate for a final vote. The bill will provide cities with the tools they need to identify dangers to their communities and infrastructure.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • College students in Kashmir have created a floating structure that will elevate instead of inundate in the result of a flood. The structure would be built next to homes as a safety point for people and their belongings if severe flooding occurs.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • Billions of people in thousands of cities around the world will be at risk from climate-related disasters and social inequality by mid-century without bold and urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, cities around the world are delivering bold climate solutions to avert these outcomes and create a prosperous future for all urban...
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • As an effort from the international DRR Community and brokered by UNISDR, this official public consultation version is a product of a long and detailed process of drafting, consultation and review. This document will be on PreventionWeb for public review during three months.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • Cities can never become entirely self-sufficient without acknowledging their dependence on other communities. Cities cannot be resilient unless they withstand disaster disruptions, address underlying risks, empower the vulnerable, and invest in local economic development.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 19 June 2018