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13/12/2018
The 14th INTERPRAEVENT Congress will be hosted in Bergen, Norway, in May 2020. The event will span a wide spectrum of stakeholders within all fields of natural hazard risk reduction, and welcome a variety of contributions from research to practical applications, policy making, insurance and economic aspects.Focus will be on integrated....Date: 11-14 May 2020
13/12/2018
The 14th INTERPRAEVENT Congress will be hosted in Bergen, Norway, in May 2020. The event will span a wide spectrum of stakeholders within all fields of natural hazard risk reduction, and welcome a variety of contributions from research to practical applications, policy making, insurance and economic aspects.Focus will be on integrated....Date: 11-14 May 2020
13/12/2018
As part of its commitment to increase and strengthen the capacities of local NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs) in Asia, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and Give2Asia launched the fundraising for community preparedness: a practical guide for CBOs.This is the third guidebook in a series of five under the...
13/12/2018
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in collaboration with the American Red Cross is looking for consultancy services to capture learning and innovative aspects about "The Coalition Building in Coastal Cities Project". This is in order to scale up urban resilience-building efforts through demonstrating the value of building...
13/12/2018
Data from the Insurance Council of New Zealand reveals that insurers have spent more than NZD 225 million this year helping customers recover from extreme weather. 2018 is the second most expensive year for severe weather since 1969 with 33,064 claims. These impacts will only worsen if New Zealand does not adapt to climate change.
12/12/2018
This report synthesizes and highlights common challenges to increase global cooperation around mountain adaptation. Across all regions rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns affect a range of mountain ecosystems, including forests, grasslands and lakes.Furthermore, other anthropogenic threats such as pollution from mining and unsustainable...
12/12/2018
This report was designed to inform state and local health departments, community planners, emergency preparedness professionals, and other stakeholders, as they prepare maps that convey useful knowledge on exposure to extreme heat while helping to identify and implement effective adaptation strategies. Spatial analyses of vulnerable locations...
12/12/2018
New Zealand's new National Geohazards Monitoring Centre, a global first, will provide monitoring and advisory services for four hazards - tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. The centre will protect New Zealanders with around-the-clock lookout experts, reducing response times and improving the flow of important information.
12/12/2018
With support from partners, NASA and the Food and Agriculture Organization have developed Collect Earth Online to allow anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere in the world. This open-access innovation facilitates the collection of updated data about the environment and its changes in a more efficient and participatory manner.
12/12/2018
Various initiatives are emerging to scale up community-based ecosystem management actions to help mitigate the frequent hazards threatening Afghan communities. At a training course in Kabul, UN Environment announced a new project that will help the government integrate natural solutions and will carry out resilience activities for communities in Badakhshan.

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