This profile documents the projected climate impacts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The high vulnerability to climate impacts in the region often drive direct integration of climate risk management into planning processes.
United States Agency for International Development
The Green Climate Fund has approved a USD 21.7 million project to support the establishment of end-to-end climate information services and multi-hazard early warning systems in Timor-Leste. Eighty percent of Timorese are expected to directly benefit.
This paper discusses climate change in Bangladesh, as the country is getting hotter and more humid with erratic rainfall. Bangladesh is associated with having six seasons; however, the distinct features of these seasons are becoming increasingly blurred.
Cyclone Idai, which hit Zimbabwe on March 14, 2019, left immeasurable destruction of unprecedented magnitude in its wake. Questions were raised in the aftermath on the strength of the disaster risk reduction legislation and institutions in Zimbabwe.
Disastrous events are often proclaimed as a Black Swan—an unlikely and unexpected occurrence, but a closer study often reveals them to be Black Elephants—hazards that are known and understood but not addressed.