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  • In the present paper, institutional vulnerability is defined and its main pillars and drivers are identified. A framework is presented showing the interactions between the drivers of institutional vulnerability and the indicators of other vulnerability dimensions (physical, social, economic, cultural, and environmental). Different types of crises such...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This policy brief aims to expand the collective view of justice in adaptation by considering the globally interconnected nature of economies and societies. Building on the literature on just transitions for climate change mitigation, it presents a novel framework for a just transition for adaptation, with the objective of achieving...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This research examines the viability of the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in enabling more direct funding to local actors so they can better prepare and shape their own response actions when disasters caused by natural hazards strike (as currently designed, it is not applicable in certain contexts such as large-scale humanitarian emergencies and conflict...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • Co-production of recovery plans with the public is the focus of this week’s Manchester Briefing (Issue 33). The briefing identifies three core barriers to co-production (Pace, Distance [physical and social], and Complexity [of the context]) to provide a broad framework to facilitate co-production of recovery and renewal from...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This study explores how the two leading approaches in water resources management and ecosystem thinking for climate change adaptation – i.e. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) – can be merged to achieve greater climate resilience in watersheds. It entails a conceptual analysis of both...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This publication shows how recent research suggests that climate variability and change significantly affect forced migration, within and across borders. Yet, migration is also informed by a range of non-climatic factors, and current assessments are impeded by a poor understanding of the relative importance of these determinants.Here, it evaluates the...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) is an international and transparent multi-source, consensus assessment of the crop growing conditions, status, and agro-climatic conditions that are likely to impact global production. The CM4EW reports on climate hazards, such as drought, flood, and extreme weather, as well as pests and crop diseases,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This guide was developed by the Drought Risk Finance Science Laboratory (DRiSL) to provide a tool for both scientists and humanitarian practitioners to aid responsible and effective use of scientific data and modelling in humanitarian decision-making.The guide aims to provide an interface between the “providers” of data and models...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • The guide describes the role of agriculture in a country’s development and the potential impact that natural disasters can have on the sector. It recommends the types of agriculture interventions to be implemented in the short-, medium- and long-term stages of recovery and reconstruction taking into consideration DRR and BBB aspects.It then...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Monday, 12 April 2021
  • This guide is meant to be used after undertaking a Post-disaster  needs  assessment  (PDNA) exercise. It aligns with the  PDNA  Guidelines for  the  estimated  effects and impacts of a disaster on the cross-cutting ELSP  sector,  factoring  in ...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 9 April 2021