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Climate Change

Adaptation: The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.

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Asia: USAID and NASA today launched 'SERVIR-Mekong'

31 Aug 2015, ADPC; NASA, United States of America - gov; USAID, United States of America - gov

USAID and NASA today launched 'SERVIR-Mekong,' a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. Beth Paige, director of USAID’s for Asia said, 'Already scientists... are beginning to develop tools to build resilience'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change

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