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Climate change is likely to multiply the impacts of flooding the UK already faces, therefore further action must be taken to tackle both flood and climate risks to protect society, the economy and the environment. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are two practices concerned with tackling the increased risk of disasters,…
The UK’s Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards (IRNH) Programme was established in 2010 to support science-led research aiming to increase social and economic resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions. IRNH marked a new direction for geoscience research in the UK: challenge-led, involving both physical and social science research discipline…
This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters.
This study evaluated  approaches to developing a more connected urban water cycle. North West Cambridge is a new greenfield development consisting of 3,000 new homes and a 100,000m2 research and office space on the edge of Cambridge, UK. Since 2008, AECOM coordinated with the University of Cambridge to bring forward this groundbreaking development from…
Temperatures in less than one in six English classrooms were considered adequate throughout the year, according to the first Building Schools for the Future programme report. Overheating is of particular concern as it can not only reduce educational performance but also undermine the health and well‐being of occupants. AECOM with Rex Proctor and Edward…
This paper discusses how building and sustaining a resilient business is a commercial imperative, based on the case of the United Kingdom. The author argues that successful businesses are those where the board has adopted a different mindset to regulation and control regarding resilience and, in doing so, created significant value and opportunity for th…
This note reports on examples of recent experience in eight countries where national and local governments and civil society participants have worked to strengthen their disaster risk reduction and adaptation actions. These cases, along with similar experience in other countries, provide a number of useful insights and lessons for climate change negotia…
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21 April 2011
The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11 December 2014)
This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) Rio+20 rallies support for the Hyogo Framework for Action; (ii) the UK's chief scientific adviser calls for better risk communication; (iii) Rio+20 disaster risk reduction (DRR) showcase; (iv) UNISDR's record-breaking year; and (v) Japan's $3 billion DRR pl…