Japan: Distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters

Climate Action

Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami event in Japan, several municipalities have set up distributed energy systems such as micro-grids and de-centralised renewable energy generation facilities. By doing so, they reduce their reliance on the main grid, securing electricity supply in the event of a natural disaster.

  • Chasing the flame: Does media coverage of wildfires probe deeply enough?

    Conversation Media Group, the

    New research has studied reporting patterns in local media coverage of wildfires in Colorado. It concluded that commemorative coverage of wildfires in Colorado was more analytical and policy problem-oriented than initially expected. However, wildfires' first anniversaries were the strongest periods for policy conversations in the media, which would then decrease.

  • How climate change will affect disease: Fusing climate science and biology

    Princeton Uni

    Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. To do so, researchers need new statistical models that incorporate both climate factors and the climate-disease relationship, accounting for uncertainties in both. A new study looks at statistical techniques that can be used to model this relationship.

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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