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Webinar: Exploring the use of foresight methods in climate resilience

This webinar showcased the potential of foresight methods in increasing climate resilience in the light of "Juncker’s 5 Futures for Europe".

 

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E-learning course on DRR & CCA

This open, self-paced e-learning consists of four modules in the form of downloadable power point presentations. It is especially useful for those who are new to the fields of DRR and CCA.

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Hazus Canada

This is a discussion and sharing space for the use of Hazus, a quantitative risk assessment and decision-support tool for natural hazard risk mitigation and emergency management, in Canada.

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Mamadou Ndiaye, délégué de quartier of Bene Baraque sitting on a design bench. Benches made from recycled materials are arranged around the basins to improve the living environment of the neighbouring districts. Credit: Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES).

Community-based Action against Flood Risks in Dakar

Community-based action against Flood Risks in Dakar

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FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 5

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Building Disaster Risk Reduction in the City of Lusaka, Zambia

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Two children play around a household in Chamanculo C., Maputo. Photo provided by: Charlotte Allen

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 2

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Public, Private, People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development, Maputo, Mozambique.

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Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in more than 30 countries.

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Resilience Scan: July-September 2017

This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2017.

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Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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Climate change, migration and displacement

This report presents an overview of the current evidence base on the complex relationships between climate change and human mobility. 

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Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition)

An updated version of the popular handbook outlining projected climate change, sectoral impacts and responses (adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and accessing climate finance) in southern Africa

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Trade-offs in development and disaster risk decision-making

A discussion brief from SEI's TDDR Initiative considers key trade-offs found in development and DRR decision-making in search of spaces for transformation. 

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72-hour Emergency Assessment approach

This document provides an overview of the aims, applications and general method behind the 72-hour assessment method, by which WFP can respond quickly and appropriately to humanitarian disasters.

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

This manual is part of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course and incorporates case studies, tools, methodologies, and guidelines.

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Risk-related resettlement and relocation in urban areas

This CDKN Essentials summarises recommendations on the appropriateness of, and best practices for, urban resettlement and relocation as a response to disaster risk.

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TDDR at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

SEI's initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (TDDR) outcomes from the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22-26 May, in Cancun, Mexico.

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Crossing the flooded river, Okhaldhunga Bazaar, East, Nepal. By Axel Drainville via Flickr.

Sustainable development publications, tools and approaches

This page brings together key knowledge resources that have been produced by SDC and/or its partners, and which may be of interest to sustainable development practitioners.

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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a National Apex Body on Community Media Development working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of

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Key reports for the CC&E Network 2014-2016

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2016

This report focuses on finance, technology and knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and ways to address them. It also explores the implications of failing to limit global carbon emissions.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) aims to protect the environment, conserve Canada's natural heritage, and provide weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and s

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Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the Dutch national weather service.

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Webinar: How to make poor people less vulnerable to natural disasters

In this webinar Stephane Hallegatte explores the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty that underscores the urgency for policies that better protect the world’s most vulnerable.

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Communicating climate change attribution

A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

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