Hyper-marginalisation increases levels of vulnerability within a part of society that already experiences discrimination, and as a result can experience the impacts of disasters or crisis situations as more severe and harder to recover from.
As an MCR2030 Resilience Hub, Greater Manchester is committed to working with cities across the world to create a more resilient future. This blog post shares some of the city region's initiatives, to inspire other cities to join the road to resilience.
The war in Ukraine will have cascading, long-term impacts – including a secondary environmental disaster caused by uncontrolled asbestos. In reconstruction, strategic planning around asbestos hazard management is needed to ensure a better, safer recovery.
Anticipatory action plans include a trigger mechanism, developed according to an impact-based forecasting approach, that translates the expected hazard event and its potential impacts into technical and actionable interventions.
A new professional profile is needed: climate science translators who specialize in the brokering, translation and tailoring of climate science data to humanitarian and development decision makers – especially in the context of anticipatory action.
Barcelona is Europe’s first MCR2030 Resilience Hub. The city has taken a proactive approach to tackling climate risks and vulnerabilities for many years, and is now eager to share its experience with other MCR2030 cities and partners.
The concept of nature-related risk reflects the pervasive economic impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Clear frameworks are needed for evaluating and managing nature-related risk, and developing appropriate financial strategies.