Some scientists, shocked by recent extreme weather events, are beginning to worry they’ve underestimated how quickly the climate will change. In some parts of the world, the global projections for how the climate will change don’t match the reality.
Palau calls on some friends to bolster its emergency response, how the disasters of the past can help us today, how to be ready for the threat of bushfire and what can Fiji do to protect itself from tsunami with limited resources.
Remote sensing satellites can be an ally in building a more sustainable future, by providing granular information to insurers for real-time disaster monitoring with a view to improving the insurance industry’s risk understanding and intelligence.
Growing concern over the personal impacts of climate change represents an opportunity for journalists, policy makers and environmental advocates to engage people more effectively through the power of storytelling.
The project will establish climate-resilient urban flood protection infrastructure, enhance stakeholders’ involvement in flood preparedness, and help ensure sustainable operation and maintenance of stormwater drainage systems.
The Caribbean’s fragile economy is being battered by the pandemic that is keeping tourists from its tropical beaches and leaving heavily-indebted countries ill-prepared to cope with violent hurricanes and other emergencies, say experts.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean