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New research has found suicide increases during drought among men in Australia’s rural communities, and the problem may be exacerbated due to climate change. Our findings call for urgent plans for adaptation, and global action.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Indigenous communities around the world pioneered drought resilience and adaptation. As extreme heat intensifies, the world needs to heed their lessons.
As heatwaves grip parts of Europe, the United States and South Asia, there is a growing push for policies to protect those at risk.
Thomson Reuters Foundation,

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A national Royal Commission into Australia’s devastating Black Summer bushfires has established an agreement from the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

The Morrison Government has released the Terms of

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This paper focuses on how drought can affect the productivity and profitability of farms. It is an ongoing challenge for businesses, communities and regions. The stress of drought can affect health and well being. Due to climate change, drought is likely

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This framework is designed to guide Australia’s efforts to reduce disaster risk associated with natural hazards. It translates the first three Sendai Framework priorities into action for the Australian context; though the strategies outlined in this

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This report summarizes the risks posed on Australia'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
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Australia under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction