Canada, like most countries around the world, is facing growing disaster risks and losses because of climate change. In the last 50 years, its combined losses from extreme weather and related disasters have increased by more than a 1000%.
This contributing paper examines the complexity and challenges associated with climate change and systemic risks, presents some systemic frameworks of mental health determinants, and provides an overview of the types of psychosocial impacts of disasters
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on the 2017 drought in the Canadian Prairies, which was notable because of its rapid onset and severe intensification. Conditions quickly deteriorated due to an early snow melt.
The Americas region today took a landmark step on the road to resilience by adopting an action plan to tackle the huge array of natural and human-induced hazards that its dozens of countries and territories face.
Baillie the Border Collie stands motionless, eyeballing her handler, then springs into action when he gives the command: “Find it!” The four-year-old is part of the Canada Task Force 2 Disaster Response Team, among the thousand delegates at the 5 th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas.
Canadian businesses have joined a UN-backed drive to bolster resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, sending a strong signal during the Americas region’s top disaster risk reduction conference.
The concerns and capacities of indigenous peoples need to be taken into account at all times when it comes to curbing disaster risk, leading members of communities from across the Americas said today at a high-level conference.
Governments from across the Americas are gathering this week in Canada for a high-level conference where they aim to make their vast region more resilient by adopting a plan to curb the risks posed by natural and human-induced hazards.