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Mount Fuji during autumn in Japan.
These profiles showcase members' efforts in domestic and international adaptation. They aim to highlight recent initiatives, policies, research and programs to share informative examples of how adaptation plans and commitments are being implemented.
World Resources Institute
A successful six-year, 10 million Canadian dollar project, funded by ECCC, has strengthened the quality and availability of impact-based forecasts and services to support communities in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
World Meteorological Organization
Discussions during a meeting among Upper Koshi Basin stakeholders focused around understanding different types of hazards; exploring various measures for preparedness and response; and integrating gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Malta has been told by UNESCO to prepare for a tsunami within 30 years and that at least one of its coastal towns should have tsunami preparations in place by the end of 2023.
Times of Malta, the - Allied Newspapers Limited
Samburu landscape viewed through swarm of invasive, destructive Desert Locusts.
With another swarm predicted for September, the arrival of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, farmers in the vast 168,966 km² province have joined with researchers to introduce a software package to track locust swarms in real time.
Mongabay
UNDRR-FIABCI
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) signed a global partnership agreement aiming to foster a culture of prevention and resilience in the real estate sector.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States International Real Estate Federation
The forthcoming Global Biodiversity Framework is likely to recognise the importance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in meeting SDG targets, yet they face several challenges to accessing investor capital for this conservation mandate.
UNEP Finance Initiative
An Asian women harvesting crops in the middle of a field.
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable – droughts and floods are both becoming more common. Before the rain is the heat.
Conversation Media Group, the