News & Announcements

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El Niño
Physicists from Giessen and Potsdam develop a method for the early prediction of El Niño events with high hazard potential.
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Aerial view of flooded houses with dirty water of Dnister River in Halych town, western Ukraine
The analysis by researchers from the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) shows that state-of-the-art climate models significantly underestimate how much extreme rainfall increases under global warming.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
People ride their motorcycle in a flooded street in Ho Chi Minh City
Latin America, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront, projected to lose significant land and critical infrastructure to permanent inundation.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The Insurance Development Forum Sovereign and Humanitarian Solutions Working Group is on a mission to reduce the protection gap in vulnerable and climate-exposed regions by implementing new risk financing instruments through the Tripartite Programme.
Insurance Development Forum
In a country raged by nine years of conflict, where 4.5 million people have become displaced, the definition of home varies significantly. For Faiz, home is where his family is.
International Organization for Migration
Category 5 Hurricane Otis destroyed lives and livelihoods one month ago today. Can Acapulco build back as a more resilient city?
Yale Climate Connections
Submarine telecommunication cable
Geophysicists at ETH Zurich have shown that every single wave of a magnitude 3.9 earthquake registers in the noise suppression system of fibre-optic networks. This method can be used to set up close-​meshed earthquake and tsunami early warning systems.
ETH Risk Center
Migrants walk towards Türkiye’s Pazarkule border crossing with Greece’s Kastanies, Edirne, Türkiye
Over the last few years, the ICRC has carried out analysis on reducing the impacts of the climate and environment crisis on people enduring conflict, notably captured in a new report, Weathering the Storm.
International Committee of the Red Cross

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