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30/12/2019
Bangladesh takes up a policy of enabling every village to avail the services of a town so they do not have to move, in order to counter a rapidly urbanizing world.
30/11/2019
A new Monash University study correlates heat exposure with undernourishment, building on the well-documented indirect link between global warming and undernourishment.
19/11/2019
The increase in water temperatures is likely to contribute to a tendency for tropical storms to be, on average, stronger than they have been in the past. Due to its location in the Atlantic hurricane belt and like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).The Bahamas is extremely vulnerable to the effects of disasters and climate change, as some 80...
19/11/2019
Most countries in the Mediterranean basin are facing the same emergency regarding rural fires. Their forest lands are burning out year after year through small fires, but ever more frequent the conditions are perfect for fire crises difficult to keep under control, resulting in major environmental and economic...
19/11/2019
The Yangon Region Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan was developed with funding support from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management.The Yangon Region Earthquake Preparedness...
19/11/2019
California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry vegetation and extreme winds, the size and intensity of these wildfires caused the loss of more than 100 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and exposed millions of urban and rural Californians to unhealthy...
19/11/2019
The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (October 2018) all call for accelerated and decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to create a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. The EU has agreed...
19/11/2019
The 14th Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum focuses on the impact of today's natural disasters, what can be learnt from them, and how Government can help in preparing for future catastrophic events.  This Forum is invitation-only and free of charge to all who attend.The Forum will include these panel discussions:Panel....Date: 20 Nov 2019
19/11/2019
The 14th Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum focuses on the impact of today's natural disasters, what can be learnt from them, and how Government can help in preparing for future catastrophic events.  This Forum is invitation-only and free of charge to all who attend.The Forum will include these panel discussions:Panel....Date: 20 Nov 2019
19/11/2019
The Southeast Asian region is home to invaluable and significant forms of cultural heritage, ranging from the tangible, such as collections of antiques and objects, ancient monuments, archaeological sites, historic buildings, towns, cities and cultural landscapes, to the intangible, such as customs, relics, music, craftsmanship and traditional lifestyles.....Date: 17-27 Mar 2020

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