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Close-up on a few desert locusts on corn plants.
FAO is conducting a 5-day training workshop for technical officers in charge of desert locust control from East Africa and the Middle East, aimed to enhance preparedness of their countries to effectively respond to desert locust outbreaks and invasions
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
This is a shot from space illustrating a hurricane approaching Texas.
Three years after experiencing huge losses and displacement from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, a community near San Pedro Sula is determined to be ready for the next disaster.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Community carpenters construct new houses in Fiji
From Cambodia to Peru, a suite of innovative projects are helping communities weather a range of climate-related perils. Here is a closer look at five of those efforts.
United Nations Environment Programme
Flooded hospital in Thailand, 2010
XDI has analysed over 200,000 hospitals around the world for risk of damage from 6 different climate change hazards from 1990 until the end of the century. The analysis was published ahead of the inaugural Health Day at the COP28 UN Climate Conference.
XDI (The Cross Dependency Initiative)
Hurricane Florence - September 2018
Warmer waters and other factors are allowing Atlantic hurricanes to grow stronger faster.
Eos - AGU
An electric fan cools down a resident inside her house
Commonly associated with longer days and slower paces, this summer’s record-smashing heat demonstrated a concerning future for our warmest season.
Arizona State University
Cover and source: United Nations Environment Programme
Designed for organisations, this report offers a comprehensive overview of climate risks and opportunities in emerging economies and practical guidance to integrate climate considerations into financial reporting processes.
This report outlines the progress that has been made under the Early Warnings for All initiative, highlighting good practices through case studies and examples of global and regional initiatives.
Volcano in the background of a city
Scientists have little understanding of where magma is stored along the Cascade Volcanic Arc or how its volcanoes could affect population centers.
Eos - AGU
Aerial view of flooded houses with dirty water of Dnister River in Halych town, western Ukraine
Day one of the COP28 climate summit saw the first big breakthrough: agreement on a “loss and damage” fund to compensate poor states for the effects of climate change.
Conversation Media Group, the
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