Young maize in Zimbabwe photo by Charles Nhemachena, CDKN Network, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52797059@N06/8532999973/

Zimbabwe: Adaptative strategies marred by lack of funding - opinion


Economic and social sectors will require $9,9 billion - including $519 for disaster risk reduction - in the next five to 10 years to cope with climate change according to a financial breakdown released by the Government of Zimbabwe, reports The Herald. In his opinion piece, Jeffrey Gogo asserts that the cost for mitigating and adapting to climate change will not remain static, and calls for fulfilment of funding promises from all parties...

  • Capital markets & reinsurance needed on Asia flood risk: Geneva Association


    Insurance, reinsurance and capital market or insurance-linked securities (ILS) participants can and should be doing more to help bridge the escalating flood risk protection gap in Asia, says Artemis. Accordingly, the Geneva Association suggests that in order to 'ensure that disaster risk management initiatives reach the necessary scale and capacity', it is crucial to involve both the global reinsurance and alternative capital markets in any initiatives or development of regional schemes...

  • ‘Catastrophic’ floods in Myanmar hit the most vulnerable, including children – UN agencies


    Myanmar suffers heavy rain, winds and flooding since Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, causing landslides and damages in different parts of the country, warn United Nations agencies. 'Beyond the immediate impact, the floods will have a longer term impact on the livelihoods of these families,' Shalini Bahuguna, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned...

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