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ASEAN countries to establish disaster risk insurance facility

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Photo credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images A tsunami breaching the coast of the city of Miyako in Japan. Full story: https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/disasters-make-men-take-more-risks?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

Seasonal traditions maintained in disaster-affected communities

This past year we have witnessed many U.S. communities get turned upside down, even destroyed, by significant weather events. We have also witnessed significant developments on the climate change front, as the Paris Agreement lives on despite the deregulation of U.S. environmental protections that is underway, including clean water protections.

Who needs water? Pass the egg nog! Even the Grinches among us have to acknowledge it’s impressive to watch disaster-recovering communities maintain seasonal traditions and create new ones in this record-breaking year, from the sunny south to snowy Alaska…

 

ASEAN countries to establish disaster risk insurance facility

A number of countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the region’s first disaster risk financing facility.  The Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF) will initially comprise a trust and an insurance company in Singapore, working in partnership and with technical support from the World Bank…

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