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Report
01 Jun 2021
Heatwaves, or silent disasters, are increasingly common and can seriously affect human health, well-being and livelihood. In the past decade severe heatwaves have claimed numerous lives in Asia Pacific. Heatwave exposure will continue to increase, ev...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Early Warning Systems, Heat Wave, Livelihoods, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, PAPE, Resilience, Urban Preparedness, Urban Risk Reduction
Guidance material
20 Jun 2020
Heatwaves are deadly disasters that are increasingly common and can seriously affect human health and well-being. When a heatwave strikes, the most vulnerable are the most impacted. In the past decade severe heatwaves have been responsible for numero...
Tags: Guidance material, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Heat Wave
Guidance material
17 Jul 2019
The Heatwave Guide for Cities from the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of ...
Tags: Guidance material, Climate Change Adaptation, Heat Wave, Urban Risk Reduction
Report
02 Apr 2019
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 dedi...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Food Security, Heat Wave
Report
11 Mar 2019
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 direc...
Tags: Report, Community Risk Assessment, Heat Wave, Risk Assessment
Other type of resource
21 Dec 2017
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 t...
Tags: Other type of resource, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Communication As Aid, Community Risk Assessment, Crisis Mapping, Disaster Law, Drought, Early Warning Systems, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Resilience, Risk Assessment, Risk Transfer, Technological hazard, Urban Planning, Urban Risk Reduction, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Youth Preparedness
Report
08 Aug 2017
In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing coun...
Tags: Report, Drought, Early Warning Systems, Earthquake, Flood, Food Security, Heat Wave, Livelihoods, Resilience
Report
23 Nov 2015
A new report published by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, sto...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Cold wave / dzud, Drought, Flood, Heat Wave, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Thunderstorm, Tornado, Tsunami, Volcano, Wildfire
Guidance material
29 Jul 2015
Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards, but rarely receive adequate attention. They often lack the spectacular and sudden violence of other hazards, such as tropical cyclones or flash floods. Even the related death tolls are not al...
Tags: Guidance material, Early Warning Systems, Heat Wave
Case Study
07 Mar 2015
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 Re...
Tags: Case Study, Communicable Disease, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave, Landslide, PAPE, Wildfire