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An interview with Borja Cuervo, a disaster risk reduction specialist from ECHO on building community resilience to and deal with the increasing likelihood of localized 'natural' disasters in South Africa...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,
The first atlas of natural hazard threats affecting the countries of the sub-regional bloc has been launched by the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) in the context of a joint project with the EU 'Support to the prevention of disasters in the Andean Community'...
Xinhua News Agency

This book examines the opportunities and multiple large-scale challenges that small and vulnerable economies (SVEs), least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS) face in; adapting key trade sectors to the impact of climate

This book describes the concept of adaptive policy-making for economy, society and environment, including the issue of climate change and presents seven tools for developing such policies. Based on interviews from over a dozen policy case studies, it is

POSTnote, October 2009, Number 342:

According to the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), predicted sea level rise and higher storm surges will increase the risk of coastal erosion and flooding. In response to this challenge, flood

Working paper 182:

This paper explores the implications of climate change for 84 developing countries and 577 of their cyclone-vulnerable coastal cities with populations greater than 100,000. Combining the most recent scientific and demographic

Leaders of the 4th East Asia Summit held in Hua Hin, Thailand, yesterday tasked officials and relevant agencies to discuss ways to develop integrated preparedness and disaster risk reduction capacities in the region, according to the Chair's statement...
Xinhua News Agency
The National Economic Development Authority, with development partners UNDP and AusAid, launched the Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Local Development Planning and Decision-making Processes last week in Manila...
Philippine Information Agency

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