The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has issued an analysis of the persistent extreme drought, which started in 2019 and is impacting the La Plata Basin, the second largest river basin in South America and the fifth in the world.
The agricultural insurance industry must accelerate its digital transformation. Providers' experience over the last few years shows that cooperation with tech companies and start-ups can significantly speed up the change.
Developed by UN University with Google and other partners, free online World Flood Mapping Tool will help plan urban and agricultural development, effective flood defences, disaster readiness, identify supply chain vulnerabilities
Marine heatwaves can have devastating impacts on ocean ecosystems. When they happen in summer, they usually receive a lot of attention. But those happening during winter, when the ocean is cooler, are often ignored.
One of the smallest carbon emitters, Fiji was the first country to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. But the island country and its neighbours are experiencing the catastrophic effects of climate change unfolding in a fast forward mode.
The National Academy of Sciences has funded a project that will identify nature-based solutions that can address climate-induced flood risks bearing down on industrial facilities in Galveston Bay, Texas and limit future disasters.
In brief, Risk Rating 2.0 moves the NFIP away from its heavy reliance on in-or-out flood zones, in particular in-or-out of the so-called “100-year floodplain,” and towards an individual assessment of risk for each property.