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A World Bank-financed project has significantly strengthened farmers’ ability to cope with climate-related uncertainty. Embankments help a large farming area withstand the floods while capturing the rich floodwater to nourish the crop.
World Bank, the
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed a method to assess the ability of buildings in the Himalyan region to withstand earthquakes.
Times of India, the
Miami
Among the tools included as part of CAMP is the newest iteration of CCE’s Miami Affordability Project (MAP), which offers users a powerful, data-driven mapping tool to identify areas of need for affordable housing and environmental justice investment.
EurekAlert
Around 73% of Kochi city’s population lives in demarcated flood risk zones and 55% of the overall population lives outside a five-minute-response time from fire stations.
Hindu Business Line, the - The Hindu Group of Publications
As emergency teams respond to the 21 November earthquake that struck Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing more than 320 people and injuring thousands, survivors are asking why there was so little preparedness and awareness-raising beforehand.
The New Humanitarian
A new wheat variety has been bred by crossing commercial and wild wheats in a bid to develop crops that are more resilient to the climate crisis.
Guardian, the (UK)
Heat wave, France
Climate change drives extreme weather and climate-related events, which in turn lead to economic losses. Such events, including heat waves, floods and storms, have caused over €145 billion in economic losses in the EU over the past decade.
European Union
Truck carrying hay on a road covered with water after a flood. Altai, Mongolia.
Climate-related disasters are driving increased levels of risks, vulnerability human rights abuses, disrupting livelihoods, increasing displacement, influencing the spread of diseases, worsening global public health and threatening lives overall.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters