Certificate ceremony MCR2030 Chinese cities
Five Chinese cities – Chengdu, Guangyuan, Lishui, Shanghai Changning District, and Tianjin Eco-City - have joined Making Cities Resilient 2030, providing a boost to the global partnership, which is focused on scaling up action on risk reduction.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Recent heavy downpours in the Lower Volta area of Ghana led to the worst flooding in the region’s history. The flooding was caused by a spillage (a deliberate release of water) from the Akosombo Dam
Conversation Media Group, the
River flowing through green fields and hills.
The glaring failure of traditional approaches to protect against increasingly frequent extreme weather events is prompting Thessaly to consider a dramatically different approach: removing the concrete and letting nature do its work.
European Investment Bank
Research shows that counties with higher black and lower-income populations receive less support in wildfire disasters.
The Society for Risk Analysis
Stranded boats on the Amazon riverbanks as drought hits the Amazon river
The forecast for November 2023 through January 2024 is for drought across almost the whole region. Some projected rain in Peru may help with water levels in the Amazon River, but the wider region remains exposed to drought stress and forest fires.
Conversation Media Group, the
An inundated village in South Sudan
Concern Worldwide, through the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, is focused on supporting stronger flood resilience in Aweil West and Aweil North, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State through local actions such as Village Saving and Loans Associations.
Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
A new inventory of adaptation planning tools, frameworks, and methodologies for use by national stakeholders in African countries has been developed to support the efforts to enhance the resilience of farming systems and livelihoods to climate change.
Global Center on Adaptation
The long-term prospects of Sierra Leone's Nyangai Island look bleak. Among the islanders still there, a sense of fatalism now prevails. They know they lack the means to stop the continuing destruction of their island.
Climate change-induced catastrophes exacerbate existing struggles for women in Karachi’s informal settlements, who are left out of decision-making in a society deeply rooted in gender disparity.
The Third Pole
City landscape with park
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (“TCLF”) today announced that Beijing-based landscape architect Kongjian Yu is the recipient of the 2023 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)

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