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The Hindu Kush Himalayas is sometimes called the “Third Pole”, due to having one of the world’s largest concentrations of snow and glaciers. But with the acceleration of the effects of climate change, the glaciers are retreating rapidly.
Stockholm Environment Institute
A pair of grain silos
In Jamaica, maize is an essential part of diets, and while some of the grain is grown locally, the vast majority comes from the US. How will this deep dependency on US maize affect both the economy and food security for Jamaica in a changing climate?
Stockholm Environment Institute
Deaths of starving cattle on dry Masai land in Kenya
Praying desperately for rain and preparing determinedly for the next deluge: two poles in Kenya’s deepening battle with the climate crisis.
The Energy Mix
EFDRR in Matosinhos Portugal 25 November 2021
Governments across Europe and Central Asia have backed a roadmap towards preventing future disasters including new pandemics in the face of growing threats from climate change and disease outbreaks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Construction of a mass train line
Ensuring reliable, sustainable, and resilient critical infrastructure is a core part of national economic security and climate change adaptation and resilience.
World Bank, the
Treasure-trove of 2010-2016 Canterbury earthquake liquefaction case histories shared
Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
Woman in the Andes doing potato harvest
The impact of climate change and variability on agricultural production in Latin America—a region that contributes around 14% of world food production—is undeniable.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Measuring devices are once again being temporarily installed on the slopes of Dürrboden in Davos for the winter. These devices are used to automatically detect avalanches and will help improve future avalanche bulletins.
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF