Why is business so resistant to talking about climate resilience?

Making disaster resilience an intrinsic part of cultural heritage sites

The guideline, which is in its draft stage at the moment, was developed by the Department of Culture in collaboration with relevant stake holders.

The World Bank Disaster Risk Management based in Tokyo, Japan provided support in developing the guideline.

A Disaster Risk Management Specialist Coordinator with the World Bank Disaster Risk Management, James P. Newman, said it is not only about safeguarding heritage sites but also protecting lives.

“The second that I felt was really interesting and really important is the recovery process where it’s very important to have cultural preservation aspects in mind to understand exactly where a Dzong is, how it was built, how it was used and how the current monk community wants to use it in the future,” he added.

The guideline covers pre-disaster monitoring and preparedness plan and post-disaster response system…


National Disaster Resilience Conference

The 2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference that will bring together the nation›s foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement on November 7-9 in Clearwater Beach, FL. Keynote presentations, discussion panels, and spotlight topics will focus on the latest in science, policy, and practice to create more resilient buildings and disaster-resilient communities in the face of earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, and wildfires, as well as human-caused disasters…


Why is business so resistant to talking about climate resilience?

stronger typhoons
As a developing country frequently hit by increasingly stronger typhoons, the Philippines says it needs to strengthen its climate adaptation capacity. Image: Timothy Medrano / Shutterstock.com

“We have moved passed the point where we could debate the reality of climate change, we are now at the point where we need to ask how it will affect our daily lives, and what we can do about it.”

This was how Dr Cindy Bruyère, director for the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado opened the climate resilience breakfast hosted by The Purpose Business in Hong Kong…

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