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Every week the PreventionWeb team of editors selects the latest news and research, reports and publications on disaster risk reduction – here is their selection of the latest must-read content.

Areal view on Johannesburg, South Africa.
Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world. This fast growing and highly vulnerable urban population is experiencing climate change impacts first-hand.
Conversation Media Group, the
A reservoir's lakebed in South Africa is exposed due to drought
2023 has shattered climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation and despair, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
A Jordanian farmer observes his vegetable garden
This year’s edition of the Stories of Resilience: Lessons from Local Adaptation Practice focuses on the ways local communities innovate to use the materials closest to hand and contribute to creating greater resilience for people and nature
Global Center on Adaptation
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Boy walks through street in Tuvalu after hurricane Pam 2015
A landmark plan to produce raised land that is safe from sea level rise and storm waves beyond 2100 is complete on Tuvalu's capital, Funafuti.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
This brief helps parliamentarians respond effectively by providing them with an understanding of how climate effects in the mountains create downstream repercussions, and by identifying policies and actions they can take across range of potential impacts
The brief aims to guide UNDP staff and its partners by providing good practices for disability inclusion in disaster risk reduction and recovery, while promoting inclusive approaches that recognize and address the rights of persons with disabilities.
Strong waves overrun the seawall in Havana, Cuba, resulting in heavy flooding in the city
Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in the Caribbean, and for small islands such as Dominica (not to be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic) it is an existential threat.
Conversation Media Group, the
A cooling center sign in Vancouver, Canada amidst a heatwave
Experts from the University of Birmingham are calling for global cooling and cold chain to be considered as critical infrastructure.
University of Birmingham
Young African boy sitting in heat on water tanks.
This week, the COP28 climate talks will begin against a backdrop of evermore strident warnings from climate scientists and world leaders. Watch for these three key issues facing negotiators.
Conversation Media Group, the
El Niño
Physicists from Giessen and Potsdam develop a method for the early prediction of El Niño events with high hazard potential.
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Bookshelves in a library.
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