Extreme weather – including heatwaves and flooding – appears to be the new normal for South Asia with Pakistan enduring both in 2022. The impacts are numerous and inter-connected, cascading across economic sectors and political geographies.
Rising ocean levels threaten dozens of Africa’s rapidly expanding coastal metropolises, resulting in shrinking land area, coastal flooding, more powerful storm surges, and the need for better mitigation.
Recent events have shown the impacts climate change and extreme weather events can have on communities and transportation networks. This is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps towards addressing climate change on railway infrastructure.
In times of disaster, the key is preparation, and people are urged to develop their evacuation plans before the crisis hits. When English isn't your first language, it can be even more challenging knowing how to prepare.
Due to the frequency of natural hazards, communities in Bangladesh are all too often fighting for survival in the face of floods, tornadoes, cyclones, sea surges, and droughts. Resilience Agents have made significant contributions in resilience-building
Malia Tuitupou, a volunteer at the “Women Friendly Spaces” established and supported by United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific in Tonga, still vividly remembers the aftermath of the natural hazards, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes were deemed unsafe.