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18/06/2020
The aim of this assessment report is to describe the physical science basis of regional climate change over the Indian subcontinent and adjoining areas. The first chapter briefly introduces global climate change, sets the regional context, and synthesizes the key points from the subsequent chapters. Apart from GHGs, emissions of anthropogenic aerosols...
18/06/2020
In 2020, local leaders across the United States will likely face an unprecedented threat that requires significant collective action: a flood that hits during the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. This “dual disaster” will likely be widespread: 128 million Americans are at risk of flooding this spring, and the country is...
18/06/2020
This Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides the latest snapshot of the DRR progress the Republic of Kiribati has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence among the key global frameworks at the country level;...
17/06/2020
This research project explores areas in which resilience practitioners’ (RPs) and emergency responders’ (ERs) can influence on a community during a Natural Hazzard Emergency (NHE), and how this affects a community’s capacity to recover. This is important because a community’s ability to effectively recover from...
17/06/2020
The training module on Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience focuses on various aspects of disaster risks in urban areas. Factors like the concentration of population, economic activities, building activities and networks in urban areas result in aggravated risk from disasters and at times, these factors end up causing disasters as well. The module is...
17/06/2020
The Regional Climate Models (RCMs) predict an augmentation in the intensity of cyclonic activity, which has been evident recently. The Year 2019 recorded one of the most active cyclone seasons for Gujarat as six cyclonic activities were observed in the Arabian Sea out of which four cyclones were of intensity “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm”...
17/06/2020
Munich Re continued working on Resilience Risk Transfer, to help communities recover financially from flood with a regional focus on the risk mitigation requirements.
17/06/2020
Knowledge of traditional fire management globally was scarce. Botswana's traditional fire techniques indicated that prevention overperforms suppression on a large scale.
17/06/2020
Drones are now providing an innovative alternative to the more expensive use of light aircrafts. These aerial vehicles can be used to remotely sense areas, carry out pest surveillance and monitor crop growth.
17/06/2020
While some were struggling to contain the virus, Fiji had only 18 known cases, recorded zero deaths, and withstood Tropical Cyclone Harold as cases were peaking.

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