In Klaipėda, Lithuania, a group of young climate and ecology activists decided to mark Earth Day by inviting 300 students to develop a disaster prevention and response plan to avoid a climate apocalypse in Lithuania.
LGBTQIA+ people are often some of the most marginalised in disasters. We need to build early warning systems that are inclusive of all of society – and that involve marginalised communities in all stages of their development.
The Gambia is building resilience, to reduce the impacts of hazards, so that they needn’t result in disaster. The country's National Disaster Management Agency recently joined MCR2030 as a way to make The Gambia more resilient to hazards.
Profiles of advocates working to reduce the risks faced by people living with disabilities, and to make disaster risk reduction, essential services and whole societies across the Asia-Pacific region more inclusive for people living with disabilities.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. She helps Pacific women become active participants in the process of international climate negotiations.
Dr. Homolata Borah has been working towards reducing disaster risk for some of the most vulnerable communities living in the world’s largest inhabited river island of Majuli in the state of Assam in India.