As communities recover from Hurricane Matthew, a new study finds more than $600 million in property losses were prevented during Hurricane Sandy by coastal habitats - and expect the effects of Matthew will demonstrate similar protections. By quantifying the economic value of natural defenses they can be more effectively included in risk models and coastal management.
Floodwaters powered by Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rains are finally receding in eastern North Carolina. Now farmers, communities, and state officials are beginning to take stock of their losses and think about the future. Here are four lessons learned from the devastating storm, including spending money where it matters most - reducing risks.
In a world-first, the Pacific has launched a regional industry association, the Pacific Regional Federation for Resilience Professionals, that will boost the skills, education, training and employment opportunities for diverse professionals dedicated to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and maintaining ecosystem services in a highly vulnerable region.