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17/02/2020
By matching the timing and geography of extreme high surface temperature (EHST) events in the United States to the location of firms' headquarters, it was possible to measure the equity market's response to an exogenous shock deemed by climate scientists to relate proximately causally to equity-related physical climate risk. Measured as the...
17/02/2020
The inaugural World Climate and Security Report 2020 from the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) provides global and regional assessments of the security risks of a changing climate, as well as opportunities for addressing them. It is the first report of its kind and is intended to inform future climate...
17/02/2020
Background and purpose of the assignmentWFP strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability within the UN system. In pursuit of this goal, WFP adopted a new Environmental policy in February 2017, which commits the organization to avoiding unintended harm to the environment, its beneficiaries, or any other affected populations as a result of our...
15/02/2020
The novel coronavirus outbreak that emerged in late 2019 has infected tens of thousands in China, community transmission is feared in other countries, and containment looks increasingly unlikely. The world is woefully unready for a scenario in which China-like conditions emerge in multiple other countries. The US, in particular, should not assume it...
15/02/2020
The aim of the Regional Resilience Framework is to support WFP Country Offices in the RBC region when developing resilience-building approaches and programmes.Its development is based on a set of discussions and consultations with technical stakeholders and Country Offices in the region in 2017 and 2018. Its basic tenets were validated in a regional...
14/02/2020
UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features....Date: 18-22 May 2020
14/02/2020
UR2020 will take place 18-22 May 2020 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1,000 representatives from all over the world are expected to participate. The five-day event is divided into three days for the main conference and two days dedicated to side events led by the community. The Forum features....Date: 18-22 May 2020
14/02/2020
This book provides a comprehensive outlook about the Philippine situation and the climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) options that farmers can adopt. It can serve as a science-based source of reference for a variety of stakeholders, such as researchers, policymakers, agricultural practitioners, and farmer organizations. The...
14/02/2020
Coastal flooding is increasingly common in many areas. However, the degree of inundation and associated disruption depend on local topography as well as the distribution of people, infrastructure and economic activity along the coast. Local measures of flooding that are comparable over large areas are difficult to obtain. Here it is used the remarkability...
14/02/2020
Many areas of Great Britain were badly affected by flooding over a fourteen-week period in the winter of 2015/2016. The flooding had considerable impacts on numerous communities, including private homes, business premises, transport infrastructure and agricultural land.In Scotland, in early December 2015, severe flooding affected the south of the country...

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