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  • Botswana is considered highly vulnerable to climate variability and change due to its high dependence on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources, high levels of poverty – particularly in rural areas, and a low adaptive capacity to deal with these expected changes. Primary challenges are centered around water resource availability, changing precipitation...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • National disaster management agencies in the Caribbean are overcoming challenges to the implementation of effective emergency preparedness and response systems. The Caribbean region is confronted with an increasing number of devastating storms and extreme weather events, as evidenced by the increasing length of the Atlantic hurricane season during which...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This document sets out why the town and place-based community set out to develop a resilience action plan, followed by the method used and their findings. The report also discusses the (anticipated and unanticipated) benefits of a co-production approach followed by further steps essential for this Plan to lead to Tarnagulla community's successful climate...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • Egypt is considered highly vulnerable to climate change due to its primary dependence on the Nile River, which serves needs for potable water, agriculture, industry, fish farming, power generation, inland river navigation, mining, oil and gas exploration, cooling of machinery and power generation. This dependence on the Nile River's water makes the...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This study has been undertaken as part of the broader initiative of the Panama City waterfront redevelopment and resilience program of the World Bank. The study aims to support Panama City to materialize the visions of the SEA (Coastal System of Open Spaces) initiative of the municipality of Panama, in this case for the Tocumen watershed and its coastline....
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • Innovations in mapping technologies are unlocking data on risk and exposure identification in Africa's fastest growing cities. Cities across Africa are experiencing rapid demographic expansion. By 2050, it is estimated that an additional 950 million people will be joining the 451 million already living in these cities.This rapid expansion poses...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This report considers the important role of nature-based solutions (NbS) in climate change adaptation policy for the UK and its fourteen overseas territories. The report summarises the types of benefits that can be provided by different types of NbS that have potential to be upscaled in the UK and its territories. For example, protecting and restoring...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This policy brief argues that African regions vulnerable to climate change should prepare for out-migration, while more resilient cities must plan for in-migration.Movement is a critical resilience strategy for communities and individuals faced with climate change. Most discussions about climate-linked migration focus on international movements; however,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This guidance, which has been prepared by the international experts on PIANC's Working Group 178, provides an introduction to the potential consequences of climate change and some of the challenges to be addressed if ports and waterways are to adapt effectively. It then introduces a four-stage methodological framework to help port and waterway owners...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021
  • This document, intended for internal IFRC use, invites National Societies and the IFRC Secretariat to reflect on the current status of Red Cross Red Crescent preparedness to meet emergencies in a multi-hazard environment – and how to move from the current focus on natural and climate-induced hazards to one which incorporates a wider range of hazards,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 18 January 2021