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The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in 2021. …
Investing more in technology is essential to better forecast the impact of environmental, technological and biological hazards and help prevent disasters, said regional experts. More funding needs to be poured into technology projects which have a focus on areas such as climate change in order to help communities prepare for major events and reduce dis…
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the Dominican Republic.  The promotion of regional and cross-border cooperation mechanisms is essential for e…
RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June 2012 - The largest UN summit ever organized closes today with an urgent worldwide call for accelerated implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction agreed by all UN member States seven years ago. Against a backdrop of 1.3 million deaths, 4.4 billion people affected and $2 trillion in economic losses…
This contributing paper takes a look at the use of radio occultation to infer temperature and improve modeling for wildfire risk. Retrieving good-quality measurements of vertical profiles of atmospheric parameters (moisture, wind, temperature, and vertical information of aerosols) in wildfire events remains an extremely challenging endeavor. Global Navi…