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A vulnerability assessment to help Sydney coastal councils understand their vulnerability to climate change and prepare to adapt to potential impacts...
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
The reconstruction programme gives priority to families whose homes were completely destroyed by the floods and has introduced a new technique for reinforcing foundations and making homes more resilient.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
photo by Flikr user James Zweir, creative commons noncommercial 2.0 generic
Human suffering and economic losses from vulnerability to natural hazards are high. Munich Re estimated that the year 2005 was the most expensive year on record...
India PRwire
More than 50 leaders from 25 grassroots and indigenous organizations launched a regional networking platform in Antigua, Guatemala...
Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood
Speakers at a recent seminar underlined the need for introducing disaster-related curricula in schools which could help minimize disaster losses and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....
National News Agency of Bangladesh
Siqijor Dawn, Philippines by flickr users preetamrai, creative commons noncommercial 2.0 generic
Scientists warn that the Philippines could experience famine by 2020 as a result of the impact of 'global warming' on natural resources. Filipinos call for more initiatives, global to local, including climate change adaptation strategies....
Manila Times Publishing Corp., the
mangroves, Cat Ba, Halong Bay by flickr user mixedeyes under creative commons attribution-noncommercial-share alike 2.0
A $120m plan to boost mangrove forests may help combat the effects of climate change: one of Viet Nam's efforts in supporting the Hyogo Framework for Action...
Viet Nam News, Vietnam News Agency
In Goa state, a new disaster management institute using the latest technology to deal with fires also plans to help educate people in prevention as a way to eliminate fire hazards...
NavHind Times