Country: Tuvalu

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in TuvaluDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk ManagementDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/tuvRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Tuvalu

COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework

The Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre invites the 2nd International Forum and Disaster Resilience on the topic: “COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework” Date: 3 July 2020 Time: 13:00 – 18h30 (GMT+9, Seoul Time) Connection: https://event.voiceboxer.com/event/rcnbtr/login      

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018 Read More »

DRR in Action Case Studies

Ensuring Global and Regional Commitments Translate into Local Level Action and Impact  Case Studies: Red Cross Red Crescent Disaster Risk Reduction in Action – What Works at Local Level   June 2018 DRR in action Case Studies https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/06/DRR-in-Action-Case-Studies-FULL-Final-v2-1.pdf

Building partnerships to engage communities in preparedness and early warning systems in the Pacific

Between 2014 and 2016, Red Cross National Societies worked with communities, governments, and regional organizations to develop and implement an “early warning early action” approach in eight island nations in the Pacific.  The Finnish-Pacific (or FINPAC) project brought together relevant stakeholders at the regional, national, island, community, and household levels to develop community early warning …

Building partnerships to engage communities in preparedness and early warning systems in the Pacific Read More »

Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

Preparedness for Effective Response Read More »

Linking seasonal forecasts with disaster preparedness in the Pacific: from information to action

This new ‘Seasonal Rainfall Watch’ publication encourages Red Cross disaster managers to use seasonal forecasts for preparedness in the Pacific, helps them prepare for and respond to disasters and manage droughts and prolonged wet spells. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia – gov; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 2015 Linking seasonal forecasts …

Linking seasonal forecasts with disaster preparedness in the Pacific: from information to action Read More »

Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change

The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves, limited support and interest has been forthcoming from external sources. This …

Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change Read More »

On the Front Line of Climate Change and Displacement: Learning From and With Pacific Island Countries

The Pacific Island countries are internationally regarded as a barometer for the early impacts of climate change. Their geophysical characteristics, demographic patterns and location in the Pacific Ocean make them particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Small Island Developing States, a UN-established category which includes most Pacific Island countries, are characterized by a …

On the Front Line of Climate Change and Displacement: Learning From and With Pacific Island Countries Read More »

Do Climate Change ‘Refugees’ Exist?

This lecture examines the nature of climate-related movement; whether expanding the protection offered by international refugee law and human rights law is feasible; and what other solutions might be appropriate. Professor Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is a nonresident senior fellow in the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and Scientia Professor …

Do Climate Change ‘Refugees’ Exist? Read More »