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Community cooperation following disasters key to recovery - study

Stanford University

A new study finds that disasters attributed to other community members — like contagious epidemics — weakened cooperation, increased distrust and led to a long-term reduction in organization building. By contrast, disasters attributed to an act of nature evoked a sense of shared fate that fostered cooperation.

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PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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  • Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction Working with nature and green infrastructure can improve the management of water resources and contribute to reducing risks associated with water-related disasters and climate change while restoring and protecting ecosystems.
  • Nepal: Experts urge new body to manage landslides

    Kathmandu Post

    Government bodies and disaster experts in Nepal have called for setting up a separate entity to oversee landslide management effectively, focusing on prevention, mitigation, preparedness and capacity-building, while controlling frequent landslides in the country. Over 80 percent of the country’s area is vulnerable to landslides

  • New Zealand: Coping in the face of climate change

    Deep South National Science Challenge (NZ)

    A new report released by the the Deep South National Science Challenge, Communities and climate change: Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding, highlights key gaps in our collective understanding about how climate change will impact Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse communities.

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