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UN backs disaster resilience for Asia Pacific hotels

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Margareta Wahlström, head of UNISDR, today announced a plan to develop and pilot DRM standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80% of the world’s disaster events. 'The hotel industry... is very vulnerable to major setbacks from floods, storms and earthquakes. Such events can have a significant impact on tourism and employment,'...

  • WEF: How to improve flood resilience - Opinion

    WEF

    To help better understand the challenges and to develop strategies to build community resilience, Zurich launched a dedicated flood resilience program in 2013. The program, which was chosen by the UN’s Momentum for Change initiative in 2014, is developing a tool to measure community flood resilience to provide a baseline for enhancing resilience in future...

  • Disasters, displacement, and climate change: Challenges facing the north and south

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    Elizabeth Ferris writes that the need to develop effective policies to prevent, respond to, and recover from displacement caused by disasters offers hope for new forms of north-south cooperation. Developed and developing countries can learn a lot from one another and work together to find solutions for those who continue to be displaced long after the crisis is over...

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