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14/04/2021
This report constructs its analysis of the future in several stages. First, it examines structural forces in demographics, environment, economics, and technology that shape the contours of our future world.  Second, it analyzes how these structural forces and other factors—combined with human responses—affect emerging dynamics...
14/04/2021
This paper discusses how disasters are among the crises that can test the decision making skill of elected and appointed public officials from planning through response and recovery. The COVID‐19 crisis, a public health emergency rather than one with immediate damage to the built environment, has affected many aspects of community life.Experiences...
14/04/2021
This report details how previous studies have documented the negative impacts and unexpected secondary effects of post-disaster housing development. Here, it builds on this tradition to explore how post-disaster urban planning and risk mitigation measures affect internal migrations after a major disaster.In the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan...
14/04/2021
This report presents how the Government of Bangladesh has been successful in reducing death rates from tropical cyclones. However, in recent years, landslides have been a significant hazard, especially in the south-eastern part of Bangladesh. For example, the landslides of 2017 killed 110 people in Rangamati district. These deaths have raised an important...
14/04/2021
This report presents how in the coming decades Russia will need to invest significantly in infrastructure to meet its development goals. The investment needed through to the 2040s is projected to exceed (US) $1.7 trillion, $762 billion more than projected on the basis of current trends. Given this context, Russia faces a choice: to ramp up investment...
14/04/2021
This report discusses how out-migration is one of the most recognized adaptation practices when dealing with scarce resources and disasters. With the general objective of exploring migration as an impact of climate-induced disasters, our study was conducted in Khaniyapani, in the Sunapati rural municipality of Ramechhap district, Nepal. Disaster prioritization...
14/04/2021
The purpose of this paper is to complement the overwhelming focus on external partners in existing studies of capacity development for disaster risk reduction (DRR) or climate change adaptation (CCA), by exploring the perspectives of internal partners on challenges and possible solutions.27 qualitative semi-structured interviews with experts, program...
14/04/2021
The article claims that to those affected, disaster is an existential experience. For them, it is an unexpected existential ‘event’ clearly separating a ‘before’ from an ‘after’. In the academic disaster domain however the ‘disaster as event’ is being eroded both by complexity...
14/04/2021
This webinar gathers researchers from the Mistra Geopolitics research programme to discuss new evidence on what we know about the link between climate security risks and conflict.About the eventThe new Biden administration has pledged to make climate change a priority. Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the federal government to make climate....Date: 29 Apr 2021
14/04/2021
This webinar gathers researchers from the Mistra Geopolitics research programme to discuss new evidence on what we know about the link between climate security risks and conflict.About the eventThe new Biden administration has pledged to make climate change a priority. Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the federal government to make climate....Date: 29 Apr 2021

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