Updates

New University of Canterbury research aims to save lives in West Coast communities by predicting high-hazard zones where landslide dams may form, potentially resulting in major flooding.
The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank signed an agreement today to scale up disaster risk protection financed by Germany and the United Kingdom for vulnerable communities and nations faced with catastrophic climate extremes.
Hurricane winds battering a coast
The State of the Climate in the South-West Pacific 2021 shows how weather-related disasters are undermining socio-economic development, and threatening health, food and water security.
Progress in early warning system in Nepal is indeed encouraging, however there are many loose threads that needs to be pulled together for making the system more effective, sustainable and resilient.
Today, the Dutch ‘Champions Group for Deltas and Coastal Areas’ initiative was launched at COP27 in Egypt. The Champions are a group of countries facing huge challenges due to climate change, resulting in the need for large climate adaptation investments.
Harnessing Eastern Africa’s groundwater could be a huge benefit for a region struggling to slake its thirst.
Land-use planning needs to be updated to respond to a changing climate. This means working with nature, involving communities and, importantly, including the tools needed to plan for risk and uncertainty.
Beach storm, Adelaide Australia
New research sheds light on how climate change will influence the El Niño-Southern Oscillation by 2030. This has big implications for how Australians prepare for extreme weather events.
The panellists discussed innovative solutions in disaster risk finance where SIDS are leading the way, while simultaneously helping to establish deeper collaboration between governments, international humanitarian organizations and risk financing entities
Villagers going home on an improvised raft during the monsoon flooding in Thailand, 2010
Focusing on eight cyclone-prone countries across multiple regions, the $30 million risk transfer financing platform seeks to support 15 million children, youth and women over an initial three-year pilot.