Social impacts & resilience

Social impacts & resilience

Coping capacity, cultural impacts, loss absorption, loss acceptance, loss of livelihood, psychological impacts, psychological support, social vulnerability.

Widespread poverty, lack of irrigation, deforestation and COVID-19 restrictions are having a bigger effect than global warming, scientists say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
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2021
This study quantifies the effects of hurricane windstorms on economic activity using nightlight as a proxy at the highest spatial resolution data available and accordingly, the broader socioeconomic and environmental effects of this protection.
World Bank, the
Airview above a lake with houses
Calgary and many other cities, including Montréal, Vancouver, Myrtle Beach and Houston, continue to build houses in areas that hydrologists and engineers have designated as being high-risk for flooding.
Conversation Media Group, the
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2021
This study attempted to explore the role of frequency modulation (FM) radio stations working in the earthquake hit areas in Pakistan.
Jàmbá Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
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2021
This article examines how social capital was autonomously cultivated and utilised by the Cyclone Idai disaster survivors in Eastern Chimanimani, Zimbabwe to face the fresh socio-economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jàmbá Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
With each climate-related disaster, communities most at risk are being pushed into permanent displacement and homelessness, or deeper into poverty. But much could be prevented with investments in preparedness and protecting vulnerable communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
To help visualize what a 3°C world looks like, the Economist presents a 16-minute film that shows how disastrous this temperature rise could be.
Climate Adaptation Platform
This image shows a group of refugees walking in a cornfield. They are Syrian refugees who are crossing the border to reach the EU.
Venla Niva shares insights from a recent article exploring the interplay of environmental and social factors behind human migration. The project was carried out in collaboration with Raya Muttarak from the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis