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New England state climate action assessment using the UCS resilience gap framework
This paper reviews existing state Climate Action Plans (CAPs), policies and legislation across the six New England states to assess their respective resilience levels, or how prepared they are to face their projected climate impacts.
University of New Hampshire
Heat wave, France
Climate change drives extreme weather and climate-related events, which in turn lead to economic losses. Such events, including heat waves, floods and storms, have caused over €145 billion in economic losses in the EU over the past decade.
European Union
Use of data in anticipatory risk management
2022
This paper describes the experience of developing an anticipatory action system to strengthen proactive response to disaster in Kenya. It demonstrates practical challenges in pioneering a system that demands quality and appropriate data and expertise.
International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (Kenya Red Cross)
Truck carrying hay on a road covered with water after a flood. Altai, Mongolia.
Climate-related disasters are driving increased levels of risks, vulnerability human rights abuses, disrupting livelihoods, increasing displacement, influencing the spread of diseases, worsening global public health and threatening lives overall.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters
Effect of individual characteristics, risk perception, self-efficacy and social support on willingness to relocate due to floods and landslides
2022
This study investigates whether individual characteristics, risk perception, self-efficacy and perceived social support correlate with the willingness to relocate due to floods and landslides.
Natural Hazards (Springer)
Twenty men and women were bathing or relaxing in the sauna at a century-old public bathhouse here on a recent evening--until they suddenly found themselves in the pitch dark.
Asahi Shimbun Company, the
Profiles of advocates working to reduce the risks faced by people living with disabilities, and to make disaster risk reduction, essential services and whole societies across the Asia-Pacific region more inclusive for people living with disabilities.
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2022
This policy discussion brief looks at key considerations for business-led adaptation; opportunities for businesses around climate adaptation; the role of governments and international agreements; and the role of the financial sector.
Stockholm Environment Institute Global Challenges Foundation