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While all regions are registering improvements on the Human Development Index signs of slow down are emerging. Credits: UNDP

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

UNNC

Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them...

  • Learning from community-based natural resource management

    WWF

    The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity defines EbA as “the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change as part of an overall adaptation strategy”. For example, coastal mangroves protect against storm damage, wetlands act as floodwater reservoirs, and well-vegetated hillsides reduce risks from erosion...

  • Time is now for insurers to collaborate on disaster resilience

    Insurance Business

    'Insurers have a huge influence, whether as providers of risk transfer solutions, or by accurately pricing risk which guides business and governments to make appropriate investment decisions,' said Serena Brown, senior manager with the global development initiative at KPMG International...

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