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MONTREAL, Canada, 9 March 2017 – 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 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas. She is o…
CANCUN, Mexico, 30 May 2017 – Mexico's Cinemex, one of the world’s largest movie theatre groups, has scaled up a resilience campaign with its country's national disaster prevention authorities. Announced during last week’s 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – hosted by the Mexican government in Cancun – the move marks a formal alliance be…
The aim of this exploratory paper is to provide some critical perspectives and insights on the role of the private sector in disaster risk reduction, in particular with regards to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery process.    
GENEVA, 15 February, 2019 - The decision by Vale, the world’s largest manufacturer of iron ore, to decommission ten of its tailings dams in Brazil is welcome, but it will seem too little, and too late, for those who have lost loved ones and seen their environments destroyed by the failures of such structures. Tailings dam failures over the last five ye…
Lucas Hallel ASCOM/FUNAI Pataxó Indigenous people live in the village of Naõ Xohã, on the banks of the Paraopeba river damaged by the collapse of a mining dam in Brumadinho, Brazil. By Mami Mizutori The decision by Vale, the world’s largest manufacturer of iron ore, to decommission ten of its tailings dams in Brazil is welcome, but it will seem too l…