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World Economic Forum global risk report again highlights climate threat

Acclimatise

According to the World Economic Forum’s new Global Risks Report, climate change and extreme weather events once again rank among the top risks identified by decision-makers from diverse sectors. Climate-related environmental and societal hazards account for three of the top five risks by likelihood and four by impact.

  • How technology is helping farmers predict and prepare for El Niño

    TRF

    Given the indications of an imminent El Niño, existing innovations and new technology can help ensure richer, timely data is available to African farmers. With growing levels of digitalisation thanks to wireless sensor networks, drones, and other innovations, smallholders can become climate smart by using inputs and environmental resources more efficiently.

  • Nepal: Resilient reconstruction: Comply with building codes

    Himalayan Times

    Given that collapsed buildings cause the vast majority of earthquake deaths, retrofitting is the best solution. But retrofits require a multi-pronged approach that develops the capacities of all stakeholders, not only technicians. After building capacities, officials can ensure code compliance by establishing a clear system of criteria for structural safety.

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