Floating houses in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Urban planners around the world grappling with how to respond to sea level rise are finding inspiration in Amsterdam, where residents are combining Old World know-how with 21st-century technology to learn how to live with water.
A man wades along a flooded street in Wawa, Ogun State, Nigeria
Flooding is one of the most prevalent and devastating disasters in Nigerian cities. In 2010, approximately 1550 people died and 258,000 displaced by 19 flood events. Attention to the issue is increasing in Nigeria, with a view to reducing vulnerability.
WMO has launched a new web portal to make key meteorological analyses and forecast products more readily accessible. The recent WMO Extraordinary Congress adopted the WMO Unified Policy for the International Exchange of Earth System Data.
The ongoing policy discussions about climate change resilience and the role of prevention and insurance, including the recent blog by Matthew Kahn and Somik Lall, reminded me of the 1985 science fiction movie “Back to the Future".
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Turkmenistan on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management.
This report offers insights into what warnings are and how they can better support actions for effective behavioural preparedness and responses across a wide range of hazards, stakeholders and sectors.
Mercy Corps Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mercy Corps, invests in startups building climate resilience and financial resilience for communities across the world. We’ve supported 30+ ventures to scale and raise over $100 million in follow-on capital.
Nearly one-fifth of the power lines around the world are at severe risk from sea level rise, severe storms, and wildfires, and U.S. utilities alone could face US$4.1 billion per year in climate impacts, according to new analysis released this week by BloombergNEF.
Space view of a hurricane over the ocean
A novel approach to weather forecasting uses convolutional neural networks to generate exceptionally fast global forecasts based on past weather data.
Every province has an emergency management system, usually at the local level, designed to guide our responses. The pandemic is showing the cracks in these systems.