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28/02/2020
Secure land and property rights are an essential aspect of planning for and delivering sustainable human settlements, as recognised in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and its New Urban Agenda. Secure land tenure schemes can play an especially important role in enabling households, communities and cities to adapt to climate change, for...
28/02/2020
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change.This report explores the displacement triggered by water scarcity in the south of Iraq. Findings are based on quantitative and qualitative data collected between...
28/02/2020
Investigation of the relationships between socioeconomic factors and water-related disasters, such as floods, is rather complex. The general practice is to undertake a qualitative analysis of the impact of socioeconomic factors on economic loss in disasters, while climate and structural impacts are investigated quantitatively. As such, an integrated...
28/02/2020
The IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) has approved a total allocation of CHF 249,862 from its Forecast- based Action (FbA) mechanism for the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS). The approved amount consists of an immediate allocation of CHF 15,059 for readiness and CHF 234,803 automatically allocated to implement early actions once the...
28/02/2020
Since 2019, severe drought and saltwater intrusion conditions have been detected and have begun to significantly affect the livelihoods, food security and water supply of people across 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta region.Seasonal weather forecasts and satellite observations indicate that the level of severity will continue to increase, peaking in...
27/02/2020
Small island developing states have long managed to respond nimbly in the face of continual change — a challenge that will be magnified by climate change. In this study, the authors present a model that can help inform responses to future climate impacts.Small island developing states (SIDS), such as Barbados, must continually adapt in the...
27/02/2020
The research by the Centre for Risk Studies is unique in making an annual qualification of the potential GDP impact of unpredictable shocks on the world's most prominent cities. The 2019 update to the Global Risk Index sees a uniform rise in GDP@Risk across all the 279 cities that make up the index and more significant increases in risk for urban...
27/02/2020
The affordability of property‐level adaptation measures against flooding is crucial due to the movement toward integrated flood risk management, which requires the individuals threatened by flooding to actively manage flooding. It is surprising to find that affordability is not often discussed, given the important roles that affordability and social...
27/02/2020
Study uses big data to identify areas within fields where yield is unstable, conveying how big data and digital technology can help farmers adapt to climate threats.
27/02/2020
As cities come under climate pressure, governments must find fair ways to provide safe urban land for growing populations, contributing to climate change adaptation.

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