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33 More Cities Will Get Resilience Boost

Lisbon, Portugal, is one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. (Photo by beta.robot via flickr)

Lisbon, Portugal, is one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. (Photo by beta.robot via flickr)

In the face of urbanization and climate change, cities face “shocks” — sudden natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods — and “stresses” — slow-burning crises like homelessness and water shortages. To stay healthy and sustainable, cities must become more resilient. Yesterday, the Rockefeller Foundation announced that applications are open for the last 33 spots in their 100 Resilient Cities initiative. The program identifies cities worldwide that have demonstrated…

 

The EU Commission announced today a grant aid worth €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria following natural disasters that occurred in the winter of 2015.

Greece suffered from wide-spread flooding affecting five of its regions, while considerable damage was caused in Bulgaria due to severe winter conditions. The aid which consists of €9.9 million for Greece and €6.3 million for Bulgaria, will cover part of the emergency costs of recovery operations following the disasters in both countries. In particular, it will help restore vital infrastructure and services, reimburse the cost of emergency and rescue operations and cover some of the clean-up costs in the…

 

Entrenching Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity is an element of the wider risk management discipline that prepares an organisation to respond to the unexpected. It is a management process that provides the framework for building resilience to business and service interruption risks, responding in a timely and effective manner to ensure continuity of critical business activities, and ensuring the long-term viability of the organisation following a disruptive event…

 

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