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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.

A ski resort in Tirol, Austria tries to increase its snow coverage after a poor snow season
Annual snow cover days in all major skiing regions are projected to decrease dramatically as a result of climate change, with one in eight ski areas losing all natural snow cover this century under high emission scenarios.
Public Library of Science
Cattle grazing
Research highlights the need for sustained civil engagement and legislative interventions on two key issues: 1) the nuances of animal rescue and welfare; and 2) the strained resiliency of agricultural communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
Cover and source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
This report offers a deeper view into the results of OCHA's anticipatory action framework in Ethiopia and valuable lessons to improve its impact in the context of protracted and overlapping crises.
This Handbook provides guidance on how to run an effective and inclusive legal review process, which harnesses the knowledge and experience of a broad range of actors and stakeholders to develop strong legal arrangements for disasters.
Cover and source: International Centre for Climate Change and Development
This report is a scientific synthesis intended to inform policymakers, media, the private sector, civil society, academics and anyone looking for country-level information on the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh.
Traditional indigenous Maori house roof under the sky
Researchers reviewed the evidence on traditional knowledge in the Pacific for coping with climate change and found much was scientifically plausible. This indicates such knowledge should play a significant role in sustaining Pacific Island communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
This paper advances knowledge and understanding of the relationships between risk management, climate change adaptation and spatial planning as good territorial governance practices.
An Egyptian farmer harvests his crops in Dahreya, Dakahleya, Egypt
This inventory provides information on a range of innovative financial instruments that have been used, or potentially could be used, to finance the implementation of climate change adaptation measures, including national priorities identified in NAPS.
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network
2019-20 Australian Bushfires
Before we embrace underground or earth-shletered housing as a widespread solution to increasing bushfire risks, we need to consider its complexities. Things to weigh up include the challenges of designing and building these homes and occupants’ behaviour.
Conversation Media Group, the
Flooding, Bentiu, South Sudan
In a new research paper, researchers set out to investigate what effect more frequent extreme Indian Ocean Dipole events would have on rainfall in east Africa.
Conversation Media Group, the
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