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Repaul Kanji
Jodhpur is known as the “Blue City” for its captivating blue-painted houses. But, beyond their visual appeal, these houses hold a hidden secret; a revelation that could pave the way for a cooler, more sustainable urban future.
Dr Dharam Raj Uprety
For many communities around the world, climate-induced disasters are now an inevitable part of life. When recovering from such events, it is senseless to rebuild structures that are incapable of resisting the hazards that will inevitably follow.
Jonathan T.M. Reckford Dr. Kit Miyamoto
Currently, governments around the world spend 90% of their disaster budgets on emergency relief, but only 4% on prevention and preparedness. That equation equals disaster.
Rabina Twayana
Effective risk assessment and management are essential for mitigating the impacts of hazards and building resilient communities. A new open-source tool, RiskChanges, can help inform decision making and guide resource allocation.
Mirianna Budimir
The voices of marginalized people are often those missing from mainstream data-gathering and decision-making processes. The Missing Voices Approach informs DRR policies and practices by proactively listening to the experiences of marginalized individuals.
Daniele Berruti
To better understand the implementation of a micro-scale urban heat island risk assessment, researchers conducted a study using Turin as a subject – the first time that such an in-depth methodology is applied in any Italian city.
Kevin Blanchard
The experiences and concerns of diverse marginalised groups remind us that technological advancements should align with a commitment to equity and representation.
Aaron Clark-Ginsberg Loveline Phillips
Improving availability and access to early warning information is one of the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and is also a key focus of many agencies, including the World Meteorological Organization and USAID.
Kristin VanderMolen Nicholas Kimutis Benjamin Hatchett
As population exposure to extreme heat increases, government agencies are developing heat health warning systems to support the public in taking protective action. The reach and effectiveness of these interventions is still a concern.
Carina Fearnley
While we have seen many high-level commitments and policies supporting the development and implementation of inclusive warnings, there is still considerable effort needed to translate these commitments into effective actions.

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