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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.

Group of scientists investigating hurricane as consequence of global warming on earth.
In September, the world passed 1.5°C of warming. Two months later, we hit 2°C of warming. It’s fair to wonder what is going on.
Conversation Media Group, the
Cover and source: Global Disaster Preparedness Center
This paper is a contribution by the Danish Red Cross and CARE Denmark to the ongoing discussions on the climate change driven losses and damages. It aims to deepen the understanding of economic and non-economic loss and damage.
This report examines three interconnected risk drivers for Europe and Central Asia: climate change and environmental degradation; interconnected economies, societies and infrastructure; and changing demographics.
Cover and source: United Nations Environment Programme
To better inform adaptation planning and implementation, this briefing note summarises lessons, practices and areas of future adaptation support from the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) that UNEP is supporting in 23 countries.
This manual discusses the process of climate risk screening/climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) mainstreamed into the project formulation and implementation system of Bangladesh.
An African woman standing in a corn field.
A recent policy brief from UN Climate Change underscores the increased integration of gender considerations in climate change adaptation plans across the globe and the growing recognition of women’s key contributions to effective adaptation.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Indian woman with her child on the street New Delhi
Pregnant women, babies and children face extreme health risks from climate catastrophes that warrant urgent attention, according to a Call for Action released today by United Nations (UN) agencies
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
20 meters waves in front of lighthouse in Nazari, Portugal.
Long considered myth, freakishly large rogue waves are very real and can split apart ships and even damage oil rigs.
University of Copenhagen
Review with a colourful bridge going over it. Medium sized city in the background
In a unique study covering 49 deltas globally, researchers find that population growth and poor environmental governance might pose bigger threats than climate change to the sustainability of Asian and African deltas.
Lund University
Block chain network and programming concept on technology background
A comprehensive suite of resources for managing climate change risk in Vanuatu has been unveiled today, making critical climate information readily accessible to decision-makers in government, industry and local communities.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Bookshelves in a library.
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