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This policy discussion brief looks at key considerations for business-led adaptation; opportunities for businesses around climate adaptation; the role of governments and international agreements; and the role of the financial sector.
Saint Lucia, like many Caribbean countries, is prone to climate-induced weather events, including hurricanes, flooding, droughts, and wildfires.
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This working paper outlines how to scale up the private sector's involvement in climate adaptation and harness its financial clout, technical know-how, and ingenuity to help build climate resilient economies in the Asia and Pacific region.
The private sector are joining the WMO, development and disaster risk reduction communities in rallying behind the new United Nations campaign to ensure that every person in the world is protected by early warning systems within the next five years.
How a community recovers after a disaster like Hurricane Ian is often a “chicken and egg” question: Which returns first – businesses or households?
To ensure access to early action for all, more needs to be done to scale up the approach, in particular by involving the private sector.
Market-based mechanisms could address the alarming scarcity of groundwater in developing countries.
Florida’s insurance rates have almost doubled in the past five years, yet insurance companies are still losing money for three main reasons explored in this article.
Prolonged periods of intense heat affected large parts of the UK and Europe this summer. These conditions forced parts of the UK into an official drought, with restrictions on water use imposed for the first time since 2012.
Collapsed electric posts along the highway after Typhoon Haima
Five years after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona has killed at least four people, caused widespread flooding and left hundreds of thousands of residents without water or power.