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Environment Alert Bulletin no. 2.

This issue covers the human, environmental and economic impacts of the extreme drought and heat wave that hit Europe in the summer of 2003, that had adverse effects such as the death of thousands of vulnerable people

Article in: Demography, vol. 44, no. 3.

This study examines the causes of tornado fatalities and injuries in the United States between the years 1998-2000. A political model of human ecology (POET) was used to explore how the environment, technology

This Primer has been prepared as reference document for practitioners in the field, to guide integrated development planning teams in Latin America and the Caribbean in the use of natural hazard information during the different stages of the planning

Vol. 2, study documentation.

The National Institute of Building Sciences, through its Multihazard Mitigation Council, submitted this report to the Congress of the United States. This report presents the results of an independent study to assess the

This paper argues that despite encouraging progress, some international finance institutions (IFIs) policies are increasing people's vulnerability to disaster and that IFIs are missing important opportunities to help governments and communities reduce

The publication presents implementation-oriented concepts, instruments and methods for risk analysis which have been tested in projects funded by the BMZ and the German Foreign Office. It is aimed primarily at the staff of the GTZ and its partner experts

Inter-American Development Bank - sponsored system of disaster risk and risk management indicators presented at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan. The indices estimate disaster risk loss, distribution, vulnerability and management

Economics Department

Many proponents of disaster mitigation claim that it offers potential benefits in terms of saved lives and property far exceeding its costs. To provide evidence for this, and to justify the use of public funds, agencies involved in


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