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04/07/2020
The Georgian Ministry of Environment has initiated legal changes to ban crop residue burning. Enforcing such a policy, however, needs to be justified on economic and ecological grounds. For this purpose, an ecosystem service valuation study has been undertaken, analyzing the economic benefits and costs of implementing such a policy.Crop residue burning...
03/07/2020
The measures enforced to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to dramatic changes in standard operating systems and the ordinary ways of doing businesses in all sectors that are established based on physical contacts and movements of people. This change is no exception in addressing natural disasters and managing disaster...
03/07/2020
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) “Building SMEs Resilience” survey was conducted in Italy with an aim to build a baseline understanding of where small and medium businesses are in terms of understanding and managing risks, investing in resilience, and preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters...
03/07/2020
As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reverberates around the globe, we are reminded that disasters have not been staying home and will need to be managed in a new and more challenging environment. The current global health crisis has been a stress test for emergency preparedness and response systems that are in place, and the governments....Date: 08 Jul 2020
03/07/2020
As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reverberates around the globe, we are reminded that disasters have not been staying home and will need to be managed in a new and more challenging environment. The current global health crisis has been a stress test for emergency preparedness and response systems that are in place, and the governments....Date: 08 Jul 2020
03/07/2020
This international virtual symposium will help elucidate what is known, understood, and can be reliably predicted about environmental variables’ influence on the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic, from global, hemispheric, regional and local perspectives. Symposium outcomes will include a synthesis of the information presented and recommendations....Date: 04-06 Aug 2020
03/07/2020
This international virtual symposium will help elucidate what is known, understood, and can be reliably predicted about environmental variables’ influence on the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic, from global, hemispheric, regional and local perspectives. Symposium outcomes will include a synthesis of the information presented and recommendations....Date: 04-06 Aug 2020
03/07/2020
Sugarcane production is an important activity and a major employer in African agriculture, with an estimated six million people deriving their livelihood from the sugar industry. Given these contributions, any factor affecting the industry has an impact on the overall economy. With a relatively low adaptive capacity and poor forecasting systems and...
03/07/2020
To quantify the hazard and vulnerabilities across one of the frequently flooding catchments, i.e. Khando River, the authors of this research conducted flood hazard assessment for 20, 50, 100, and 200 years return periods. The authors coupled flood hazard analysis with a vulnerability analysis of the most dominant construction system along the river...
03/07/2020
This study investigates gendered (im)mobility during cyclone strikes in Bangladesh. During such strikes people have described being unable to move away from environmentally high-risk locations and situations. The Q-based Discourse Analysis used by this study shows how and why gender-roles (im)mobilised people in three coastal locations during the cyclones.Masculine...

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