More than 1.8 billion people experienced record high temperatures and the world’s insurers lost US$120 billion from natural disasters in 2021, the sixth-hottest year since climate data was first recorded in 1850.
An insightful new study from the Climate Investment Funds shows what the island could do to accelerate progress.
Together with a loan of EUR 11.3 million and grant of EUR 0.63 million, which was approved by IFAD in June 2020, the additional funding will be used to build on REGEP’s success and extend its completion date until March 2024.
The experience of community members in Thiès-Nord, an urban, flood-prone, area in Senegal where Practical Action works as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, makes a strong case for investing in flood resilience.
USAID investments in reducing the risks and impacts of climate change —through increasing community resilience, building regional climate science capacity, or providing meteorological equipment— are vital for the countries of the Caribbean.
Submarine telecommunication cable
In the wake of a violent volcanic eruption in Tonga, much of the communication with residents on the islands remains at a standstill. In our modern, highly-connected world, more than 95% of global data transfer occurs along fibre-optic cables that criss-cross through the world’s oceans.
An integrated Toolbox for a climate-proof management of water resources through sustainable land-use management. Released the toolbox designed and developed in the framework of the Interreg Central Europe TEACHER-CE project. The CMCC is partner of the project.
Women harvest coffee near Lake Kivu, Rwanda
An innovative contingent finance and response mechanism can safeguard the farmers’ investment contributions and ensure that they have resources available to restart production in case of extreme weather events.
Poor countries and poor communities remain the victims of anthropogenic climate injustice. While the Philippines contributes less than 0.4% to the climate crisis, the global north is responsible for 92% of annual global carbon dioxide emissions.
The United Kingdom’s poorer regions are particularly ill-prepared for the intensifying flood risks posed by the climate crisis, says a new report which describes the country’s serious lack of urban drainage as a “national resilience” issue.