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Extreme weather – including heatwaves and flooding – appears to be the new normal for South Asia with Pakistan enduring both in 2022. The impacts are numerous and inter-connected, cascading across economic sectors and political geographies.
CASCADES
An African farmer with his herd of goats.
Scientists warn that a lack of weather data in much of Africa means that loss and damage funds can not be dependent on a disaster being proven to be caused by climate change.
Climate Home News
Floods streets in  in Dakar, Senegal, 2012
Rising ocean levels threaten dozens of Africa’s rapidly expanding coastal metropolises, resulting in shrinking land area, coastal flooding, more powerful storm surges, and the need for better mitigation.
Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Recent events have shown the impacts climate change and extreme weather events can have on communities and transportation networks. This is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps towards addressing climate change on railway infrastructure.
CisionWire
In times of disaster, the key is preparation, and people are urged to develop their evacuation plans before the crisis hits. When English isn't your first language, it can be even more challenging knowing how to prepare.
ABC News
Measuring community flood resilience and associated factors in rural Malawi
2022
This paper takes a systems approach to understanding, characterizing, and measuring community flood resilience.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
The Geneva Papers: Special issue on climate risks and insurance
2022
The first 2022 issue of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance examines the role insurance can play in managing physical climate risks associated with extreme weather events.
International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics
Addressing climate change impacts on health
2022
This Policy Working Paper explores health risks from climate change in a global context, setting out key risks and actions towards addressing these, with a focus on Egypt as a case study.
UK Universities Climate Network