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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.

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.
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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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This brief outlines key learning from the SHEAR programme to guide the development of usable and useful disaster risk visualisations.
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This snapshot will explore experience and learning about bringing together institutions and individuals from across three “pillars."
Sand storm approaching a road in Jordan
The report, Sand and Dust Storms Risk Assessment in Asia and the Pacific, was launched by the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
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There is a tangible gap between the current climate science on the one hand and policymaking and practice on the other hand. How can we make climate and risk knowledge accessible to those who need them the most?.
UN SDG: Learn
People walking in downtown Lhasa, Tibet, China
Though increased rainfall and higher temperatures are making the region greener, more fertile and more "beautiful" now, experts warn this beauty comes at a high cost.
Thomson Reuters
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