Risk identification and assessment

Risk identification and assessment

Risk identification and assessment

Aerial view of La Datcha beach (Le Gosier plage) in Guadeloupe.
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
Because CO2 concentration drives global climate change, it is indirectly responsible for risks related to the other climate indicators and nearly every single SDG.
World Meteorological Organization
Port on Barbados
Trinidadian entrepreneur Stacey-Ann Pi Osoria has built her one-woman business on emergencies. Selling inflatable sandbags, flood barriers and mobile shelters, she provides the vital equipment and training her clients need to reduce their disaster risk
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Flooded street in Paris
Drilling deep into the Greenland ice sheet, researchers reconstructed the jet stream's tumultuous past and found that climate-caused disruptions are likely to have drastic weather-related consequences for societies on both sides of the Atlantic.
University of Arizona
StEER engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do not.
Smithsonian magazine
In brief, Risk Rating 2.0 moves the NFIP away from its heavy reliance on in-or-out flood zones, in particular in-or-out of the so-called “100-year floodplain,” and towards an individual assessment of risk for each property.
California WaterBlog
Disaster preparedness
When COVID began to infiltrate the Caribbean, WFP helped Dominica implement systems to more efficiently collect and analyze the data needed to determine who was eligible for payments to help ride out the pandemic.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Effects of large herbivores on fire regimes and wildfire mitigation
2021
This report discusses how abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment.
British Ecological Society