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NOAA and Microsoft have forged a formal agreement to harness Microsoft’s cloud computing tools and help advance NOAA’s mission to create a Climate-Ready Nation.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October to April is the peak period for extreme weather in Australia, with higher risk of flooding, tropical cyclones, bushfires, and severe thunderstorms. The latest outlook indicates a potentially wet and windy summer for 2022-23.
Risk Management Solutions
Crowd of anonymous people walking on a busy street in Bosnia and Herzgovina
A three-day disaster simulation exercise was held in Prijedor from November 28 to 30, 2022, which concluded with a demonstration of a rescue operation in realistic conditions and providing first aid.
United Nations Development Programme - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Australians’ well-documented affinity with the sun, surf and sand continues to fuel coastal property market growth. This growth defies rising interest rates and growing evidence of impacts of climate change on people living in vulnerable coastal locations
Conversation Media Group, the
The Mekong river at a low water level due to drought
In Lao PDR, FAO has been working with partners and government stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, to develop an anticipatory action system for agricultural drought in two target provinces: Luang Prabang and Savannakhet.
Anticipation Hub
It is critical that the insurance industry, the development community, and governments across the world come together even more closely to extend much-needed, affordable insurance to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
For the first time in 30 years of climate talks, developed countries will provide finance towards recovery and rebuilding of poorer countries stricken by climate-related disasters.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
The architecture of UK houses — from grand iconic structures, to modest Victorian Terrace homes and modern tower blocks — suggests that the lessons learned over the centuries to deal with harsh weather may still apply to today's challenges.
Washington Post, the