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30/06/2019
Disasters happen often in India but building codes for resilience are not implemented, imperiling key infrastructure.
27/06/2019
Disasters represent a serious threat to cultural heritage by causing permanent damages or the destruction of entire areas where movable and immovable cultural goods are located. Moreover, inadequate emergency operations can intensify what natural injuries have already done. The need to provide an immediate response can lead first responders to take...
27/06/2019
Vanuatu is one of the most hazard prone nations in the world and frequently tops the World Risk Report as the nation with the highest overall disaster risk. The devastation wrought by category 5 cyclone Pam (2015), the El Niño drought (2015/16), and volcanic eruptions in Ambae (2018), are but a few recent examples of disasters which have...
27/06/2019
Bogotá, capital of Colombia, with 8.2 million inhabitants by 2018, has a system to report different types of emergencies (Information System for Risk Management and Climate Change — SIRE), collecting information since 2002. This work presents the results of a project in which more than 200 thousand emergency records...
27/06/2019
This paper argues that DRR frameworks and policies require a more nuanced and flexible approach when dealing with ‘the state’. State-centred frameworks, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, give ‘primary responsibility’ to the state for managing and reducing disaster risk. This assumes that...
27/06/2019
A long-lasting conflict and recurrent disasters in the cities have kept the county underdeveloped in Afghanistan. Rapid urbanisation and climate change would put more challenges to urban communities. In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Afghanistan, it is imperative to enhance the resilience of communities in the country. Drawing from...
27/06/2019
The data required for assessing disaster risk can generally be divided into three categories: hazard, exposure and vulnerability. To date there is no widely accepted approach for storing and sharing such risk-related data using a common data structure. As a result, using risk-related data often requires a significant amount of upfront work to collect,...
27/06/2019
Community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction have been the subject of attention for practitioners and scholars in the humanitarian and development sector for many decades. One of the core elements of the concept is the notion of inherent capacities of communities that get examined after every disaster. However, communities’ capacities...
27/06/2019
In addressing complex problems with research programmes, policy initiatives, or practical interventions, there is a need to consider the legacy of the work: what will a project or programme leave behind? The PLACARD (the PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) Legacy Framework intends to give researchers, policymakers,...
27/06/2019
When climate impacts are, or are projected to be, so severe that they may undermine the continued viability of livestock production and the livelihoods of the communities who depend on it, transformative adaptation must be employed. Transformative adaptation actions for livestock production may include relocating livestock production systems, introducing...

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