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  • This publication discusses how social capital can support resilience through increasing the provision of emergency information, mutual aid, and collective action within communities to address natural hazards before, during, and after disaster events.Against a backdrop of risk, decision-makers persist in focusing primarily on structural...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 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. This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by IUCN at the project site in the Nor Yauyos Cochas...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • This document provides a crucial framework to enable water managers and policy makers to assess the impact of climate uncertainty and change on their water resources and work towards effective adaptation strategies.The multi-step process embraces a participatory, bottom-up approach to identify water security hazards, and is sensitive to indigenous...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • As nations meet in Poland for the 24th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, this report synthesizes recent key insights from science with focus on those published in 2017-2018. From fires in North America to floods across Asia, many societies have in the last 12 months begun to experience more severe impacts attributable to human-induced climate...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events. This is the second year that scientists have identified extreme weather events that they said could not have happened without warming of the climate through human-induced climate change.The...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • This toolkit is part of two-part publication created for the various actors involved in an emergency. It has been developed alongside the 'First aid to cultural heritage in times of crisis-handbook', to answer to the increasing need for cultural heritage professionals and humanitarians alike to have a reliable and...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • There is no economic loss data for 63 percent of the disasters recorded over the last 20 years, and low-income countries are lacking even more at 87 percent. Capturing loss data will help factor risk information into infrastructure investment decisions, and it will also drive planning at the national and local level to improve risk reduction strategies.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International have created the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program in response to increasing wildfire risks. With the goal of creating fire-adapted communities, the program provides tailored recommendations and land use planning strategies at no added cost.
    PreventionWeb News on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
  • This profile provides an overview of climate risk in 21 countries in West Africa. As one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate variability and change, the profile provides a regional climate summary and projected changes, along with suggested responses to identified risks that will improve climate resilience.Climate risks, impacts,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 10 December 2018
  • Adverse outcomes from 2014 flooding in Serbia indicated problematic response phase management accentuated by a gender imbalance. For this reason, this publication investigates the risk perceptions and preparedness of women and men regarding these types of events in Serbia.Face-to-face interviews, administered to 2500 participants,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 10 December 2018