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UNDRR-FIABCI
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) signed a global partnership agreement aiming to foster a culture of prevention and resilience in the real estate sector.
The forthcoming Global Biodiversity Framework is likely to recognise the importance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in meeting SDG targets, yet they face several challenges to accessing investor capital for this conservation mandate.
An Asian women harvesting crops in the middle of a field.
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable – droughts and floods are both becoming more common. Before the rain is the heat.
This year, an early and hotter start to the summer has forced a change in the crop cycle in Gilgit-Baltistan, high up in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Enhanced computing and storage capacity will allow NOAA to deploy higher-resolution models to better capture small-scale features like severe thunderstorms.
Bangladeshi transgender (third gender) members are distributing leaflets and face mask for health awareness.
Already struggling to access work, education and other basic rights, trans and intersex people in Bangladesh are at greater risk from climate threats like floods and cyclones.
Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces 20m bottles of sriracha sauce annually, has experienced a low inventory of red jalapeño chilli peppers in recent years worsened by spring’s crop failure. The cause? Severe weather and drought conditions in Mexico.
This research project, LANDSLIP “Landslide multi-hazard risk assessment, preparedness and early warning in South Asia: Integrating meteorology, landscape and society” research project, ran from 2016 to 2022.
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.
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?