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Makati Mayor Abby Binay declares Climate Emergency
On August 5, 2022, Makati declared a climate emergency, calling for much-needed environmental reform. The Philippines city is implementing initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, promote renewable energy and conservation, and create green jobs
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) City Government of Makati
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The winners were selected from the 420 nominations that were received from 24 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The awards, which come with a cash prize, celebrate women's achievements in reducing disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Women's International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR dedicates significant attention to water-related risks and challenges. The Sendai Framework systemically addresses disaster risk and promotes national and local DRR strategies that account for multi-hazard risks, including those related to water.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
The purpose of this contributing paper is to demonstrate scalable and replicable methods to advance and integrate the use of Earth observations to support risk-informed decision making, based on documented national and subnational needs and requirements.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper presents a mapping tool that connects the seven World Meteorological Organization (WMO) state of the climate indicators to climate change impacts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
Creating, sustaining, and increasing adoption of impact databases with sufficient quality faces significant challenges. Digital media mining may be useful to complement existing databases.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
SRSG in the Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a living example of the importance of resilient infrastructure and good governance, two key factors in disaster risk reduction policies.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, has joined the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, prioritising the improvement of its watershed management.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The compound effects of these events with the COVID-19 pandemic during the last 18-months, clearly demonstrates the need for greater investment in disaster risk reduction and a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk management. Europe has seen a number of dramatic events across its territory, many of which exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. Climate extreme events such as flooding and wild fires have caused great trauma across different regions of Europe, as seen with the dramatic forest fires in Greece and the Mediterranean basin, floods affecting Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg this summer and only recently in parts of France, to name but a few. Other natural disasters such as the volcanic eruption severely affecting the Canary Islands demonstrate the very complex risk landscape across the European region and the extent to which solidarity and cooperation in these difficult times is critical.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction