Environment and ecosystems

Sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk and environmental degradation as a risk driver.

Latest Environment and ecosystems additions in the Knowledge Base

Salt marsh restoration can mitigate flood risk and bolster community resilience to climate change in our local waterways, according to a recent study
University of California, Santa Cruz
Redwood forest canopy
A report by a team of 40 experts outlines a new approach to forest stewardship that “braids together” Indigenous knowledge and Western science to conserve and restore more resilient forestlands.
University of Washington
Researchers have found El Niño and La Niña have already become more frequent and more extreme. If this trend continues, as climate projections suggest, we can expect warming around West Antarctica to get even stronger during El Niño events.
Conversation Media Group, the
Climate change and rising sea levels are making lagoon barrier closures more frequent. Scientists are worried about the impacts on the ecosystem.
Springer Nature
At the forefront of building resilient communities, the Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of Red Cross Society of China) is leading exciting disaster preparedness and risk reduction initiatives from local to international levels.
Global Disaster Preparedness Center
This implementation guideline on water retention areas has been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Water Retention Areas in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam
The Implementation Guideline on Green Wall and Green Roofs has been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Green Wall and Green Roofs in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam.
Aerial image of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada
Some researchers have recently proposed the construction of artificial structures – submarine curtains or walls – to stop the warming ocean from getting to the most rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica.
Conversation Media Group, the

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