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17/06/2020
Drought, rising temperatures, and an increase in extreme weather, are pushing people to migrate, and triggering new conflicts.
17/06/2020
Artificial intelligence can be used to analyze massive amounts of data from climate simulations, but more training data are needed.
17/06/2020
Anthropogenic pressure adds to high risk of earthquakes in this Himachal city.
16/06/2020
About Asian Disaster Preparedness CenterADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders....
16/06/2020
Disasters as a result of climate change are projected to be more frequent and more severe, which could threaten financial stability. Chapter 5 looks at the impact of climate change physical risk on global equity valuations to assess this threat. The chapter shows that the impact of large disasters on equity markets, bank stocks, and non–life...
16/06/2020
This rapid evidence review looks at the community engagement for infectious disease prevention and control, to learn lessons for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide and future pandemic response. Some of the key learnings on Community Engagement (CE), is:Preparation Early discussions and negotiation with communities is critical for understanding...
16/06/2020
This policy discussion paper looks into the existing key policy processes that include Sustainable Development Goals, National Development Goals and Periodic Plans, Climate Change Policy, Nationally Determined Contributions and Disaster Risk Reduction and line ministry policies and explores the entry points along with critical steps to forward the policy...
16/06/2020
Air travel has a decisive role in the spread of infectious diseases at the global level. The authors present a methodology applied during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that uses detailed aviation data at the final destination level in order to measure the risk of the disease spreading outside China. The approach proved to be successful in...
16/06/2020
This policy brief analyses how climate finance is being coordinated in Kenya, focusing on current efforts as well as the barriers and challenges hindering further effectiveness of climate finance coordination mechanisms. The authors assessed Kenya’s climate finance coordination through a combination of policy analysis and interviews with key...
16/06/2020
This case study makes the case for the effectiveness of early warning and the role of young people in flood preparedness in Jakarta, Indonesia. The document concludes that young people play a very important role in mobilizing peers so that their involvement could usefully increase the resilience towards floods.The authors propose the following recommendations...

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