Globe and Mail, the

Latest additions

This summer, B.C.’s wildfires put valuable collections in harm’s way – and alarmed cultural institutions across Canada, who are now rethinking what they should do about extreme weather, floods and other future hazards.
Globe and Mail, the
Fort McMurray is implementing one of the largest Canadian flood-prevention projects, which involves building a wall around the city.
Globe and Mail, the
The Bank of England recommends that banks, insurers and asset managers regularly test their strategic resilience against climate change risks. According to the central bank, currently only a handful of banks in Britain were taking climate change into account in their risk assessments.
Globe and Mail, the
A new report pegs flooding in major urban centres as Canada’s costliest and fastest-growing hazard, with flood insurance payouts accounting for over half of the yearly average of CAD 1.8 billion since 2009. The report makes the case for a national framework to limit flood risk by considering factors such as design standards, aging infrastructure and flood history.
Globe and Mail, the
Climate change bears much of the blame for longer, drier and more lightning-prone fire seasons. But other aspects are under human control: decades of policies that called for immediately extinguishing naturally-occurring fires have made forests denser and more susceptible to major blazes. Urban sprawl is also pushing housing development farther into the wilderness.
Globe and Mail, the
After a disastrous flood season in Quebec last year damaged or destroyed thousands of homes, landslides have caused hundreds of smaller disasters that are highly localized, but also less predictable and potentially more deadly than the rising waters. But landslides are a peril that gains little notice in Canada.
Globe and Mail, the
The deluges Nova Scotians faced during 2003's Hurricane Juan could be commonplace within decades – but the provincial capital has barely begun to prepare. The city's bylaws and design manuals remain largely silent on how developers should plan their waterfront buildings to cope with future flooding.
Globe and Mail, the
Coastal communities were built with the assumption that ocean levels would remain static. That has turned out to be incorrect, and people will have to adapt in the decades and centuries ahead. A look at the science behind rising sea levels.
Globe and Mail, the

Mission

In print for 167 years, The Globe delivers lively and authoritative coverage of national, international, business, technology, arts, entertainment and lifestyle news.

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.

Share this