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Tourism Developments Increase Tsunami Disaster Risk in Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia
This report discusses how on 17 July 2006, the tourist resort of Pangandaran on Java’s south coast was hit by a tsunami, resulting in 413 fatalities and severe damage to buildings.
Ida Gabrielsson
Organisations like Mahila Housing Trust and Slum Dwellers International work with women to design safe, resilient housing solutions.
House in Belgium partially destroyed by floods in 2021
Over the past five decades, disasters related to weather, climate or water hazards, have become a regular occurrence, responsible for the deaths of at least 115 people, and causing $202 million in economic loses every day.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Lone tire on a road and the effect of winds on the trees in the background
Ida was one of the most intense tropical storms on record in the state. Its storm surge was less than Katrina’s, but it quickly flooded streets and homes.
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A new study predicts that because of rising temperatures, extreme sea-level events along coastlines the world over will become about 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the 7,283 locations studied.
Aerial vision of coastal erosion in the UK
True climate literacy must address not only the science of climate change, but also issues of climate (in)justice, including how climate change affects people and places unevenly and amplifies inequalities within and across nations.
Conversation Media Group, the
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This article introduces a range of indicators from psychological risk research.
Rural village in Malawi
Scientists have developed a new approach for estimating seismic hazard in southern Malawi, a region in the East African Rift zone with minimal earthquake records.
Figure 1. Scenes from Abaco Island, Bahamas, after Hurricane Dorian (category 5) in 2019. UN Photo
The internationally agreed Declaration of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action, the so-called S.A.M.O.A Pathway, recognizes that SIDS remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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This study contributes to the evidence base that investments in Nature-based Solutions for freshwater management are economically preferred.
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