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This contributing paper explores the role and the contribution of the public and private sectors in the (re)production and accumulation of disaster risks from a disaster capitalism optic.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Extreme events, slow-onset events such as droughts and sea-level rise, and technological or man-made hazards often have disastrous impacts if the resilience of people and infrastructure is not sufficiently strengthened.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
El Directorio Ejecutivo del Banco Mundial aprobó hoy un préstamo por US$300 millones a Colombia, a fin de apoyar una mejor gestión de riesgos de desastres por eventos naturales adversos, incluidas las emergencias de salud.
World Bank, the
The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved a US$300 million loan for Colombia to strengthen its resilience to natural hazards, climate change and health emergencies.
World Bank, the
The deadly eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in 1985 made Colombian volcanologists realize that studying natural phenomena was irrelevant if they could not share their knowledge to avoid predictable tragedies.
Eos - AGU
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This paper argues that learning from the disaster risk management (DRM) practices of Manizales, Colombia must be accompanied by an understanding of the historical trajectories that allowed the city to create and consolidate its enabling environment.
Sage Publications
Nevado del Ruiz Volcanic Eruption
9 December 2021
The Nevado del Ruiz Volcanic Eruption, also known as the Armero Tragedy, is considered as Colombia’s worst natural hazard-induced disaster which produced the deadliest lahar ever recorded. After 69 years of dormancy, the stratovolcano in Tolima, Colombia erupted in 13 November 1985 melting the mountain’s glaciers and sending lahars down its slopes at 60 kilometers per hour.
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Aided by mobile mapping technology, Colombia detects buildings that may be vulnerable to disasters. Analysis aided by artificial intelligence can reveal earthquake-susceptible “soft-story buildings”.
World Bank, the
UNGRD Colombia launches MCR2030
The numerous disaster events that Colombia has faced, have highlighted the need to emphasize that disaster risk management is both a determinant and a conditioning factor for sustainable development when addressing sustainable development and planning
Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
This paper aims to foster the understanding of systemic risk and the actionable ways of promoting risk governance at local and national levels, while promoting cross-practice collaboration within UNDP on risk reduction and prevention.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters