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Pedestrians traverse the inundated streets of Venice, Italy
Cities across the world lack the infrastructure, societal safety nets and robust environmental policies needed to combat the worsening impacts of climate change, according to the Resilient Cities Index 2023.
Economist Impact
Aerial view of floods in a Chinese city, 2017
Researchers from China Academy of Urban Planning & Design present a comprehensive approach to combat the challenges posed by climate change to urban water systems.
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Newswise Inc.
Wide swathes of land is flooded in Manitoba, Canada
It’s time to look beyond the status quo and consider nature-based solutions to protect the places Canadians love.
Conversation Media Group, the
View from above of a river going through a jungle forest
Pioneering research will for the first time monitor how the creation of England’s biggest new native woodland could help stave off the worst effects of climate change, such as flooding.
University of Leeds
Men fishing on a beach
Individuals chosen for the World Bank's West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program will soon be granted a brand-new home in a secure location, shielded from the effects of climate change. The homes are expected to be completed in the latter half of 2023.
World Bank, the
The floating village on the water of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
The health consequences of temporary hospital closures have lasting effects on children. This worsening of children’s health could be critical in a country where 32 out of 100 children are stunted and at risk of cognitive and physical limitations.
World Bank, the
Two Sudanese women working on the fields.
Agriculture contributes up to 60% of some sub-Saharan countries' gross domestic product. But the sector is highly vulnerable to climate change and this vulnerability is particularly marked because of the regions slow rate of technological advancement.
Conversation Media Group, the
GPS satellite in the Earth's orbit
Dust storms present a growing threat to the health and safety of U.S. populations. A new model, powered by NASA and NOAA satellite data, provides important early warnings.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
A waste picker walking on the street in Brazil
Brazilian study shows why waste pickers are essential to climate adaptation planning.
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) Limited
A satellite image of a cyclone shot from space.
The United Nations, in close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, is launching the Anticipatory Action Framework for Tropical Cyclones in Fiji, a The ground-breaking project aims to provide assistance to people before cyclones make landfall.
United Nations - Headquarters
Bookshelves in a library.
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