Technical Disaster

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This survey aims to explore the probability of four catastrophic risks: space weather and solar fares, super-volcanic eruptions, high mortality pandemics, and misaligned artificial intelligence.
‘Greater recognition should be given to the resourcefulness of community-based organisations and to their awareness-raising capabilities.’
Today, Serbia became the first country in the pan-European region to launch a National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on Industrial Safety, supported by UNECE in the framework of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents.
China and the countries of the lower Mekong River are teaming up for their largest joint study yet of the impacts climate change and hydropower dams are having on one of Asia's great waterways.
The National Academy of Sciences has funded a project that will identify nature-based solutions that can address climate-induced flood risks bearing down on industrial facilities in Galveston Bay, Texas and limit future disasters.
Could rising seas contribute to undermining coastal buildings around the world?
When Hurricane Andrew devastated south Miami 30 years ago, the state’s building codes underwent a major revision. The collapse of the Surfside building could do the same.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific