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Industrial production tends to decrease when water levels on the Rhine River remain low, a challenge to German industry also dealing with heightened tensions around supply chains and other resources.
Deutsche Welle
Even with significant global advances in science and infrastructure designed to predict and manage such extreme disasters, many communities still face major societal and economic impacts when these events occur.
University of Saskatchewan
River bed and destroyed village after the July 2021 floods in Germany
The flood event in July 2021 in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate caused by heavy rainfall is one of the largest flood disasters in Germany for decades. The affected regions and municipalities are now facing immense challenges.
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

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This action plan is intended for the development and and testing of innovative approaches in four to six high-risk pilot countries with the aim of improving the use of scientific extreme weather forecasts and developing specific actions that are based on

German Red Cross Federal Foreign Office

The long-term objective of the German Adaptation Strategy is to reduce the vulnerability of natural, social and economic systems and to maintain and improve their capacity to adapt to the inevitable impacts of global climate change.

To this end it is

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Germany - government

This presentation was given at the Workshop on National Platforms at the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland, in August of 2008. This NP presentation includes information regarding: Background information about Germany

The German Committee for Disaster Reduction

Risk and governance profile(s)

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This report summarizes the risks posed on Germany's climate, ecosystems, food and water systems, and citizens by climate change, as well as the country's policies for mitigation, adaptation, and emissions reductions.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
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The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
The German Committee for Disaster Reduction