Environment & Ecosystems

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2022
This paper discusses potential of earth observation (EO) in providing simplistic and operational tools for the systemic risk analysis to complement Indigenous Knowledges covering nature-based solutions (NBS).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This contributing paper presents the results of a project implemented to assess the systemic risks of floods and landslides in selected river basins by integrating climate change projections into risk assessments.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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2022
This study presents an important opportunity to explore the challenges and potential associated with better understanding and managing of compound, cascading and systemic risks in the Asia Pacific region.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Buriganga river is always busy with wooden boats and passenger ferries.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands are both situated in low-lying lands, making them prone to floods. As a result, both countries have found benefits in cooperation around flood control and water management.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
mangrove trees that were hit by the Tsunami several years ago on a beach in the Aceh Indonesia
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, coastal forests helped dampen damage from the tsunami. Building on this, an Indonesian NGO called 'Yagasu' are using mangroves to bolster ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, improve local livelihood, and aid in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
EURESFOR
This framework establishes a long-term vision for adaptation, which recognises the need for a systemic approach and acknowledges the interdependency between a stable climate and the maintenance of ecosystem services.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
Farmer taking care of mangroves
A mangrove restoration project in Vietnam that combines resilience building with risk-themed theatre was announced today as the winner of the 2021 Risk Award.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction