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12/06/2020
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region in the world most vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and rainfall anomalies are increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters and are markedly transforming the region’s geography. Adapting to climate change is critical to safeguarding and further advancing...
12/06/2020
This report aims to provide a detailed overview of the current status of disaster insurance for residential property in Uzbekistan, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for a way forward. It is structured in three main parts. The first part provides an overview of Uzbekistan disaster profile and buildings’ seismic vulnerability based...
12/06/2020
Risk awareness is the best way to prevent and slow down the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic and is achieved through the communication of risk assessment. Effective risk communication is an important measure to control infodemics as well. Most risk assessment tools focus on either tracking affected patients or diagnosing a probable health...
12/06/2020
The position is located in the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Geneva and oversees the work related to the support and monitoring of the implementation of the Sendai framework. The Chief of Branch reports to the Director of UNDRR, under the overall guidance of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.Responsibilities The...
12/06/2020
BackgroundThe ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) demonstrates ASEAN's strong commitment to reduce disaster losses in the region and to jointly respond to emergencies. Signed by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN in Vientiane, Lao PDR in July 2005, just a few months after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, AADMER captured...
12/06/2020
In this interactive online conference, participants are invited to get to know innovations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Israel, Romania, Albania, and Italy that reduce the impact of climate related disasters such as extreme weather, drought, and floods. They will also learn about the tools and methods that are now....Date: 25 Jun 2020
12/06/2020
In this interactive online conference, participants are invited to get to know innovations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Israel, Romania, Albania, and Italy that reduce the impact of climate related disasters such as extreme weather, drought, and floods. They will also learn about the tools and methods that are now....Date: 25 Jun 2020
12/06/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented global response. With every nation experiencing the social and economic shock comes the stark realisation that we must adopt new and better ways to deal with global crises, including the climate emergency. It has highlighted that long-term complex challenges and short-term crises demand a new response....Date: 19 Jun 2020
12/06/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented global response. With every nation experiencing the social and economic shock comes the stark realisation that we must adopt new and better ways to deal with global crises, including the climate emergency. It has highlighted that long-term complex challenges and short-term crises demand a new response....Date: 19 Jun 2020
12/06/2020
This report reviews the main funding mechanisms for climate adaptation/resilience programmes in developing countries. This rapid review finds that the majority of climate adaptation and resilience activities in developing countries are financed through domestic resources. However, the academic and policy literature reviewed does not reveal much about...

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