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Participants of the10th Network of Portuguese Resilient Cities
From May 22nd to 24th, the 10th Meeting of the Network of Portuguese Resilient Cities and Towns, integrated into the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), took place in Évora, Alentejo region of Portugal.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Portuguese National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection
Documents and publications
The aim of this report is to investigate the potential for harnessing key features of Transformative Innovation to improve the design and the implementation of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) strategies, based on empirical analyses.
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Portugal, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
Cover OECD
Documents and publications
This paper provides an overview of Portugal’s wildfire policies and practices and assesses the extent to which wildfire management in the country is evolving to adapt to growing wildfire risk under climate change.
A blazing wildfire starts to encroach on residential areas in Braga, Portugal
Research briefs
Researchers dug into data to examine the effects of wildfires, pollutants, and meteorological factors on mortality and cardiovascular health in the Iberian country.
Eos - AGU
PreventionWeb spoke to Miguel Telo de Arriaga, Head of the Division of Literacy, Health and Well-being at Portugal’s Directorate-General of Health to learn more about the country’s approach to risk communication, and how this is applied to reduce risks.
Heat wave, France
Research briefs
A large area of South Western Europe and Northern Africa experienced extremely high temperatures usually only seen in July and August, at the end of April 2023.
World Weather Attribution
Documents and publications
This article aims to contribute to the research on flood vulnerability in historic urban areas by presenting and discussing the application of an index-based methodology specifically tailored to assess flood risk in historic urban centres.

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