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… Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), in the last 50 years, there is … acknowledging that some extreme weather and climate events may or may not lead to disasters, the report stresses the importance of having policies in place to avoid, prepare for, respond and recover from disasters if these events are to be effectively reduced and the resilience of people …
… 2009 Sasakawa award call for nominations now open Nominations are now open for the 2009 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction. Nominees should be individuals and institutions from around the world who have contributed to building the resilience of nations and communities … The award is now also to be presented biennially, rather than annually. Every two years it will be presented at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and …