All articles for the topic: disaster risk reduction

Climate change is exposing Himalayan towns like Chungthang and the hydropower facility below to growing risk from glacial lake outburst floods

Solution Story: Reducing the risk from Himalayan tsunamis - How global cooperation is helping meet the threat from GLOFs

Discover this Solution Story describing how global cooperation is helping mountain regions meet the growing threat from glacial lake outburst floods.

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Oblique view of the GLOF hazard map for the Chucchún catchment and the city of Carhuaz, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (cf. Schneider et al. 2014). Background: GoogleEarthTM.

Assessment of Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountain Regions

This technical guidance document provides a structured and comprehensive approach to hazard assessment underpinned by latest scientific understanding. It has been produced this as a resource for international and national agencies, responsible authorities and private companies. 

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Leave No Mountain Behind

Why, despite the essential role mountains play in enabling countries and regions adapt to climate change, reduce disaster risks and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, are mountain communities often left behind economically and politically? Learn more in this issue brief.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused, or accelerated by, climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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COPE Books for Children: Floods

Learn about disaster risk reduction and floods with this illustrated book for children from COPE. 

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COPE Landslides Book

In this beautifully illustrated book for children you will learn how to look out for the signs that a landslide may occur, how to be ready and prepared, and what to do during a landslide and evacuation.

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COPE Books for Children: Earthquakes

Learn about disaster risk reduction and earthquakes with this illustrated book for children by COPE. 

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COPE Books for Children: Tsunamis

Learn about how to be prepared for a tsunami in this illustrated book for children from COPE and United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Climate Risk Assessment: A Pilot Study in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

This climate risk assessment pilot study from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh shows how to assess and design remedial interventions at the local level using the Climate Risk Management Framework for India.

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Sophiko

This solution, which has been implemented by the Caucasian Environmental Non-Government Organizations Network (CENN) and supported by USAID, aimed to reduce soil erosion in the Keda Municipality by planting vineyards of Chkhaveri grapes.

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Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam

‘Strong Roots, Strong Women’ uses Eco-DRR to empower women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam.

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Front cover photo: © Norwegian Refugee Council /Adrienne Surprenant 2017 (Somalia). Children of pastoralists in Somalia displaced by drought are taught for free as their parents cannot afford school fees.

Addressing Disaster Displacement in Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Practice: A Checklist

Explore a checklist of elements that DRR policy makers and practitioners can consider in assessing whether their policies, strategies and practices align with the Sendai Framework.

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Edge Effect

Edge Effect assists humanitarian and development organisations to work in genuine partnerships with sexual and gender minorities (aka people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity/express

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University of the Philippines Resilience Institute

UP Resilience Institute is a proactive hub to empower Philippine communities with benchmark information vital for effective Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR).

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Including non-normative genders and sexualities (NNGS) in climate change adaptation policy and action

This joint project has contributed to strengthening local capacity and advocated for/integrated the concerns and strengths of LGBTIQ+ partners into local and national policies.

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A cartoon image of a typical UK countryside scene. There is a railway line running across the bottom of the image, party obscured by daisies and bluebells. In the background there are a series of rolling hills with trees, footpaths and buildings. The logo for the British Ecological Society is placed in the bottom right-hand corner of the image.

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change in the UK: A Report by the British Ecological Society

This report examines how nature-based solutions can address societal problems in the UK in ways which benefit both people and nature.

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Inclusive Resilience Outlook

This background document focuses on how to build inclusive resilience in the Asia-Pacific region – that is, resilience-building processes and practices that work for everyone. 

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This Somali woman is carrying the wood, fabric and cords necessary to build her tent after fleeing drought. She walked four hours, crossing the mountains bordering the dry valley. Of her 200 sheep, nothing is left. Sick from the lack of food, her husband is now in hospital, leaving her alone to care for their five children.

e-Learning course: Disaster Displacement

This interactive and dynamic eLearning course distils the guidance of the Words into Action Guideline - Disaster Displacement: How to Reduce Risk, Address Impacts and Strengthen Resilience.

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Panorama

PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustain

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Ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management

This study explores how ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management can be merged to achieve greater climate resilience in watersheds.

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Gender, environment and development MOOC

Gender is considered a key variable of power inequality. This online course helps you better understand gender in environment and sustainable development.

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Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre helps homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify, and reduce, risks associated with climate change and extreme weather events in Canada.

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eCCET Helper

Currently under development, the eCCET Helper will provide climate data and guide users in adaptation planning thru the Climate Change Expenditure Tagging system in the Philippines.

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Adapt2Climate

Adapt2climate aims to make available existing information on climate change impacts, vulnerability assessments and adaptation in Belgium.

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