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Documents and publications
This study assesses the potential macro-economic effects of climate change affecting operations in three maritime chokepoints, i.e., the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal, and the Turkish Straits.
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Documents and publications
The Inter-Agency Contingency Plan acknowledges the lead role of the Government in all aspects of disaster management and the role of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee in supporting national emergency preparedness and response structures and capacities.
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To mark the launch of the first 2024 World Risk Poll report – Resilience in a Changing World – Gavin White, Thematic Lead for REAP, highlights some insightful findings for disaster reduction practitioners and early warning experts.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll
Mexico City.
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End of May and beginning of June 2024, Mexico and surrounding regions experienced extreme heat. Mexico already reported 125 heat-related deaths this season.
World Weather Attribution
Group of people putting out fire
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A new report by a global safety charity has revealed that individual resilience across the world dropped between 2021 and 2023, increasing people’s vulnerability in the face of climate-related disasters and other shocks.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll
Algal bloom in Cancún, Mexico, seen from space
Research briefs
A team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists plan to use artificial intelligence modeling to forecast, and better understand, a growing threat to water caused by toxic algal blooms.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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New members of the Scientific Committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme have been appointed by the International Science Council (ISC).
International Science Council (ISC)
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Documents and publications
The paper focuses on the supply of reliable power and complements recent works that estimate firms and households’ willingness to pay for stable power access.

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