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Weather station
A new finance mechanism to strengthen weather and climate observations, improve early warnings to save lives, protect livelihoods and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience has opened its doors for business.
United Nations Environment Programme
Türkiye has implemented the “catastrophe early warning system” for the first time amid the fight against the floods that devastated the northern provinces recently, the country’s environment, urbanization and climate change minister has said.
Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review - Dogan Media Group
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), through the Philippine Preparedness Partnership (PhilPrep), launched two new digital tools to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) improve their disaster preparedness programs.
Philippines - government
Globally, cases of COVID-19 and related deaths are lower in June 2022 than they were at the beginning of the year. But the infection numbers are rising. Africa is no exception.
Conversation Media Group, the
Three high school students in Zimbabwe working on a laptop.
“We are climate activists!” “We are ready to fight disasters! We are ready to save lives!” The shouts echo throughout the hall at Biriiri high school in Chimanimani district, Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe.
European Commission
Known for precise, planetary-scale measurements, NASA is improving its decades-long effort to observe and understand sea levels to help communities prepare for the effects of Earth’s rising ocean.
Eos - AGU
A new project designed to accelerate climate action in Iraq has today been launched through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Ministry of Environment with funding generously provided by the UK and Canada.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Drought-ruined crops and a government mandate to sell harvests to the state raise fears of food insecurity
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org