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Investing in resilience

  Africa, Europe share disaster risk reduction experiences Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations … Continue reading

23/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Violence, natural disasters forced a record 41 million people from their homes

  Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Driving Action on Disaster Risk Reduction lobally, disaster risks are increasing, and climate change is expected to further drive risks up. Systems- based … Continue reading

14/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Shocking pictures reveal Australia heatwave tragedy

Integrated Coastal Community Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Demak, Central Java In Demak, Central Java, natural forces exacerbated by human activities have escalated coastal erosion to the point of … Continue reading

26/01/2019 · Leave a comment

The Top Global Risks in 2019

US homes facing increased risk from natural hazards Natural hazards have been elevated over the past three years according to a report from CoreLogic, increasing risk for homeowners and their … Continue reading

22/01/2019 · Leave a comment

China hands over disaster risk reduction projects to Malawi communities

‘Climate Change’ Removed From FEMA’s Strategic Plan FEMA released its Strategic Plan for the next four years, which replaces the Obama-era version that made repeat mentions of climate change. The … Continue reading

21/03/2018 · Leave a comment

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfire

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters) A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes … Continue reading

16/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Government to convene high-level meeting for disaster risk reduction NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government has convened the national platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) next month, a high level … Continue reading

26/03/2017 · Leave a comment

$6 million boost to Community Resilience Partnership Fund

Disaster Risk Reduction The unpredictability of our climate means that we can face a variety of problems, including flooding, water scarcity and drought, landslides and earthquakes. However, such natural disasters … Continue reading

06/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to … Continue reading

24/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Google Street View to boost building safety after disasters…and more

Google Street View to boost building safety after disasters Google Street View could help civil engineers assess building damage after natural disasters in order to improve resistance to future events … Continue reading

02/11/2015 · Leave a comment

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines…and more

18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines Flooding unleashed by a deadly, slow-moving typhoon has invaded more towns in the northern Philippines, forcing people to clamber … Continue reading

22/10/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for ‘The Really Big One,’ or Any Disaster What are companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Starbucks and Nike to do if “the really … Continue reading

18/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Renewable Energy and Protecting the Grid from Terrorism and Natural Disasters A society that relies on technology becomes extremely vulnerable when the technology fails, and since most of our gadgets … Continue reading

31/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

China launches new disaster monitoring satellite A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. Friday, China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center announced. The satellite Kuaizhou … Continue reading

28/11/2014 · Leave a comment