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Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond.
More than 1.8 billion people experienced record high temperatures and the world’s insurers lost US$120 billion from natural disasters in 2021, the sixth-hottest year since climate data was first recorded in 1850.
The Energy Mix
An insightful new study from the Climate Investment Funds shows what the island could do to accelerate progress.
Climate Investment Funds
Together with a loan of EUR 11.3 million and grant of EUR 0.63 million, which was approved by IFAD in June 2020, the additional funding will be used to build on REGEP’s success and extend its completion date until March 2024.
International Fund for Agricultural Development
The experience of community members in Thiès-Nord, an urban, flood-prone, area in Senegal where Practical Action works as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, makes a strong case for investing in flood resilience.
Flood Resilience Portal
USAID investments in reducing the risks and impacts of climate change —through increasing community resilience, building regional climate science capacity, or providing meteorological equipment— are vital for the countries of the Caribbean.
United States Agency for International Development
Submarine telecommunication cable
In the wake of a violent volcanic eruption in Tonga, much of the communication with residents on the islands remains at a standstill. In our modern, highly-connected world, more than 95% of global data transfer occurs along fibre-optic cables that criss-cross through the world’s oceans.
Conversation Media Group, the
An integrated Toolbox for a climate-proof management of water resources through sustainable land-use management. Released the toolbox designed and developed in the framework of the Interreg Central Europe TEACHER-CE project. The CMCC is partner of the project.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
The Central Asia Initiative of the EU during the COVID-19 crisis
While COVID-19 keeps challenging all five countries of Central Asia at an unprecedented scale, through existing programs, the European Union supports both resilient and sustainable political and economic frameworks that can prepare governments for future emergencies.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the