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16/06/2020
Humanity is increasingly becoming an urban species. Cities play a crucial role in why and how we are fundamentally altering the Earth System. The speed of this alteration demands for immediate change. Cities have the potential for transformation, which is crucial for global sustainable development within Earth’s biophysical planetary boundaries.....Date: 14-22 Oct 2020
16/06/2020
Humanity is increasingly becoming an urban species. Cities play a crucial role in why and how we are fundamentally altering the Earth System. The speed of this alteration demands for immediate change. Cities have the potential for transformation, which is crucial for global sustainable development within Earth’s biophysical planetary boundaries.....Date: 14-22 Oct 2020
16/06/2020
In this study, the authors interrogate drivers and barriers of societal transformation in natural hazard management through case studies in Austria, France and Ireland focusing on attempts to integrate multi-functional protection schemes in the context of flood and avalanche hazards.The authors find that transformative approaches have been mainly supported...
16/06/2020
The royal commission is holding three days of hearings to examine bushfire hazard reduction. Experts agreed hazard reduction burns were most effective, and most expensive, when they were targeted at protecting built assets such as homes and schools
16/06/2020
New Zealand “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects ignored recovery. The author asserted that communities should be prepared for future hazards.
16/06/2020
COVID-19 threat increased volatility to disaster preparedness planning, leaving vulnerable groups to remain ignored, recovery delayed, and disease dangers escalated.
16/06/2020
Cities across the US are forging new partnerships and tapping into innovative funding sources to secure clean energy for resiliency.
16/06/2020
Vulnerability is defined as the degree of loss resulting from the hazard impact on buildings. Recent studies have focused on evaluating vulnerability to dynamic flooding using proxies from case studies and based on empirical ex-post approaches. However, the transferability to other case studies and, therefore, the ability of such models to actually...
16/06/2020
It is impossible to overstate the importance of freshwater in our daily lives – for proof, try going without it for any length of time. Surface waterbodies (lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, estuaries… it doesn't matter what name they go under) are particularly important because they come into direct contact with us and our biophysical...
15/06/2020
Governments and their multilateral partners are increasingly recognizing the importance of incorporating climate and disaster resilience considerations into infrastructure development plans as well as the related construction and financing decisions. The objective of this paper to estimate the resiliency benefits, in terms of key socioeconomic outcomes,...

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