What is an emergency grab bag and what should you put in it?

Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience

The report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, puts forward a bold vision for how to transform key economics systems, making them more resilient and productive. The Commission finds that climate adaptation can produce significant economic returns: the overall rate of return on investments in improved resilience is high, with benefit-cost ratios ranging from 2:1 to 10:1, and in some cases even higher.

The analysis specifically finds that investing $1.8 trillion globally in five areas from 2020 to 2030 could generate $7.1 trillion in total net benefits. The five areas of climate adaptation the report considers are: early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection, and investments in making water resources more resilient. These represent just a portion of the total investments needed and total benefits available…


What is an emergency grab bag and what should you put in it?

A grab bag, or grab and go bag, is a rucksack full of emergency items in case you need to flee your home immediately without time to pack. Picture: Police Scotland Control Rooms/Twitter

Several British police Twitter accounts have been encouraging people to prepare a grab bag ‘to have in an emergency’. The tweets sent out this week suggest having a bag full of essential supplies in case you ever need to leave your home or work without prior notice. It is part of the #30days30waysUK scheme on Twitter, which is promoting emergency preparedness. The aim of the campaign is to provide followers with ideas on how they can prepare for potential incidents and to raise awareness of being ready for emergency situations….


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