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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.

Forecast-based financing rollout, Uganda, 2015
The Centre for Disaster Protection's inaugural annual report shows total share of 2.7% of the USD71 billion international crisis financing was used for pre-arranged finance in 2021, and just 0.2% of humanitarian funding went to anticipatory action.
Centre for Disaster Protection
Mangroves and their roots
Research suggests an urgent need for conservation and nature-based solutions as human reliance on coastal ecosystems for protection increases.
Nature Conservancy, the
Flooding, Bentiu, South Sudan
Increasing countries’ capabilities to collect, analyse, manage and use data about high-impact meteorological events is essential for building robust databases that can provide the information needed to assess risk, vulnerability, capacities and exposure.
Anticipation Hub
Aerial view of fertile and dry land
Accompanied by policy recommendations, a five-day meeting is taking place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan to take stock of global progress in the UN Convention to Combate Desertification's implementation.
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
A forest in the form of lungs that is slowly burning.
The 8th annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change sheds light on the alarming convergence of factors that jeopardize the well-being of individuals, public health, and healthcare systems on a global scale.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Sun above a city
We are still getting used to a “new normal” of devastating summer heatwaves. But the effects of a warming climate are being felt throughout the year, and recent autumn months have been further off the charts than ever.
Conversation Media Group, the
A warning sign is set up to dissuade visitors from a liquefaction zone in Sulawesi
Indonesia plans to build a new capital city from scratch. Protecting the new city from the effects of earthquakes will be crucial. Here's how researchers are helping.
University of Cambridge
An Indian girl wearing a hat to protect her from the sun and the heat with a bottle of water in her hands.
Extensive research has been conducted on the individual implications of heat, humidity, and air pollution on human health, but the compound effect of the three together has not been as closely studied.
Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre
Aerial view of a fishing vessel catching fish using a net in the ocean.
Global demand for seafood is projected to double by 2050. But while the environmental impacts of aquaculture and fisheries get attention, the potential impacts of climate change on the two sectors have largely flown under the radar.
Global Seafood Alliance
Flash flood in a desert
New research reveals millions of people around the world living in poverty have been experiencing a ‘climate hazard flip’ since the turn of the century.
University of Bristol
Bookshelves in a library.
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