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Long lines at a grocery store following power outages and frigid temperatures in Texas, USA (2021)
Texas was facing a disaster – but the natural hazard was only the trigger. The failure of power grids is a technological consequence: one that can be measured, quantified and ultimately reduced.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The people of Assam are learning to live with floods that are an annual occurrence in the state. They are adopting climate-proofing or flood-resilient mechanisms to cope with floods better.
Down To Earth
Cyclists driving through flooded streets in Pekalongan, Indonesia (2021)
How can leaders address the interconnected risks that climate change, rapid urban growth and fragility pose to human security in cities?
United States Institute of Peace
Assam is experiencing devastating floods. But large parts of the state were recently stricken by drought. It took just a week for the situation to change from drought to deluge, a classic case of how climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events.
Down To Earth
Urban water security in Asian cities is in decline, forcing them to find new ways to manage this prescious resource
Down To Earth
Cello taxis in the flooded streets in China.
C40 Cities has revealed new research quantifying the dire impacts of climate-driven drought and flooding on the world’s largest cities and its residents.
C40 Cities Secretariat
The Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference enabled the disaster risk reduction and hydro-meteorological communities to discuss their journeys around impact-based forecasting and anticipatory action.
Anticipation Hub
Insurance from WFP helps families to buy food, meet their immediate needs and rebuild their lives
World Food Programme