Tags: climate change adaptation

The Cost of Doing Nothing

The International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies presents the report: The Cost of Doing Nothing, an analysis showing that if no urgent action is taken now, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance annually due to the climate crisis could double by 2050. Similarly, financial costs could balloon to 20 billion …

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A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia and Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Unabated warming could significantly undo previous achievements of economic development and improvements of living standards. At the same time, the region has both the economic capacity and weight of influence to change the present fossil-fuel based development pathway and curb global …

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Effectiveness of Social (New) Media in the communication of climate risks

Abstract The safety of lives and property at minimum costs is essential across all human endeavours, and this is the goal of governments and individuals. Environmental risks such as hydrological hazards (e.g. flooding) on the other hand threaten the safety of lives and property most times at monumental costs to those affected irrespective of their …

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Urban Perspectives: Climate Change, Migration, Planning and Financing

2017 New Generation of Ideas Report from Wilson Center. Recognizing the need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and new scholarly work on urban development, the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory, USAID, the World Bank, IHC Global and Cities Alliance teamed together to cosponsor the annual “Reducing Urban Poverty” paper competition for advanced graduate …

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Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters

This report published by the World Bank is a part of the Climate Change and Development Series to showcase economic and scientific research that explores the interactions between climate change, climate policies, and development. The series aims to promote debate and broaden understanding of current and emerging questions about the climate-development nexus through evidence-based analysis. By examining well-being instead of …

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Guía popular: cambio climático

Cruz Roja Nicaragüense actualizó su guía popular sobre el cambio climático en el año 2013, y desarrolló un rotafolio. Estas herramientas sirven de apoyo para impartir talleres y charlas sobre el cambio climático con voluntarios, estudiantes y comunitarios.

Case study 11 – Collaboration with universities to strengthen local resilience in Nicaragua

For the implementation of the Program for Disaster Risk Management in the Face of Climate Change in Nicaragua, Partners for Resilience (PfR) worked with the academic sector in the department of Madriz and in the Northern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN). The involvement of universities was a key factor in being able to offer diploma …

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Case study 7 – Good Governance: A pathway to local resilience

Since 2011, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance in Nicaragua has been promoting a comprehensive approach to the issues of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR). This initiative has also promoted an environment that is conducive to dialogue on PfR’s approaches among the local population and authorities.