Between 2012 and 2020, in response to the 2010 Earthquake and Hurricane Matthew, Haiti strengthened its national and local disaster risk management capacity and made investments to improve the resilience of its road network, which benefited 150,000 residents.
Permafrost is thawing with the changing climate, and that’s shifting the soil and everything on it, including bridges, which are increasingly crucial for rural residents who can no longer trust on river ice in spring and fall.
This module explores the impact wreaked by extreme weather events on cities and their transport networks and means by which resilience can be built up against the increasing frequency and intensity of these events.
Extreme weather events such as flooding and heatwaves are among the most common disasters. In Japan, central and regional government officials pushed for the construction of massive concrete seawalls and tetrapods to protect coastal communities.
To assist nuclear installations handling nuclear material in the response to adverse external events, the IAEA is developing a system that will alert the Agency of such events that could potentially affect nuclear sites.
The CCHRC is designing for an uncertain future. “If we cannot predict what the climate is going to do, then all of our architecture should be adapted,” says Aaron Cooke, who leads the Sustainable Northern Communities Program at the CCHRC/NREL.
This report describes how the risks associated with extreme weather events induced by climate change are increasingly being recognized, and must be addressed through each country’s construction regulations, building codes, and standards.