Topic: Risk Assessment

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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Heat Waves and Human Health: Emerging Evidence and Experience to Inform Risk Management in a Warming World

This report from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project examines efforts to better understand and manage the risks of extreme heat on human wellbeing, including the public health burden heat poses and the direct and indirect impacts of heat waves. The assessment was made in support of the Climate Service for Resilient Development …

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Integrated Coastal Community Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Demak, Central Java

In Demak, Central Java, natural forces exacerbated by human activities have escalated coastal erosion to the point of damaging the ecological system and jeopardizing opportunities for socio-economic activities in coastal areas.  To mitigate the impact of coastal hazards and strengthen community resilience, the Indonesian Red Cross/Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), with support from international partners, implemented …

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Official Economic Report of Kampong Junjongan: From Village to Small Town in Five Years?

The vision of this report is to make Junjungan Village into a small town centre in five years time. Utilising the central concept of Charter Village/Town, the Kampong would have by then secured the much-needed empowerment to govern itself with the backing and support of the central government to carry out the following recommendations. To …

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Effects of forest fire protection on plant diversity in a tropical deciduous dipterocarp-oak forest, Thailand

 A two-hectare plot of a deciduous dipterocarp-oak forest of Doi Suthep-Pui National park of northern Thailand protected against fire for 28 years was compared with a similar, but frequently burnt forest nearby with respect to changes in plant diversity. The objective of the study was to find out the effects of forest fire protection on …

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Promoting Disaster Resilient Cultural Heritage

 Cultural heritage is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and climate change is adding to the urgency of addressing this challenge. Countries around the world are employing a variety of measures to safeguard cultural heritage against disaster risks, drawing on relevant conventions, policy frameworks, and guidance. To protect lives, livelihoods, and cultural heritage, …

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Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at UR2018

Are you interested in risk communication? The 2018 Understanding Risk Forum is hosting an intensive event for interdisciplinary teams to test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world challenges facing local decision makers. The “pressure cooker” is aimed at young professionals and students (under 35) and mentors …

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Community Based DRR Household Survey Guide 2013

This guide has been developed to help national Red Cross Societies implement baseline and final assessments for community based disaster risk reductions projects. It includes instructions for how to prepare and conduct hosehold surveys as well as standardized questionnaires and reporting forms that will be used by countries participating in risk reduction projects.  Monitoring Guide …

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