Losses from climate change: €145 billion in a decade
Climate change drives extreme weather and climate-related events, which in turn lead to economic losses. Such events, including heat waves, floods and storms, have caused over €145 billion in economic losses in the EU over the past decade. Furthermore, the 30-year moving average of climate-related economic losses shows a clear trend, increasing nearly 2% annually over the last decade. These are estimates by the European Environmental Agency, republished by Eurostat.
Three reasons why roads should be a critical part of climate change adaptation in Thailand
Transport has a circular relationship with climate change – it is both greatly impacted by and contributes to climate change. In Thailand, it accounts for the largest consumption of energy at 39.4 peper centoffering great potential for cutting carbon emissions.
Flood hazard and risk maps: A key instrument for flood risk management
Flood risks affect almost 2 billion people worldwide. Climate change and unplanned urbanization will further increase these risks. The impacts on economies, communities, and people can be far-reaching In 2022, flooding in Pakistan killed more than 1700 people, affected 33 million, and caused damages and economic losses of over US$39 billion. In Nigeria and Australia were also hit by devastating flood events in the same year To better manage these risks and build more resilient communities, detailed and accurate flood hazard and flood risk maps are essential.
The Climate Crisis Disrupts the Education of 40 Million Children Every Year
Worldwide, the climate crisis is impacting the education of 40 million children every year. Globally, 222 million vulnerable girls and boys are impacted by conflict, climate-induced disasters, forced displacement and protracted crises and are needing education support according to Education Cannot Wait, the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.
Machine Learning for Disaster Risk Management
To some, artificial intelligence is a mysterious term that sparks thoughts of robots and supercomputers. But the truth is machine learning algorithms and their applications, while potentially mathematically complex, are relatively simple to understand. Here, we explain how the World Bank Group uses machine learning algorithms to collect better data, make more informed decisions, and, ultimately, save lives.
How is Vietnam’s Mekong Delta adapting to a changing climate?
In the floodplains of the upper Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, the regular seasonal monsoon floods, lasting from late July until November, are replenishing the soil, rejuvenating the river ecosystems, and allowing farmers like Nguyen Van Khen to boost incomes through flood-based agriculture.
COP27: Team Europe steps up support for climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa under Global Gateway
During COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the EU and the African Union announced a new Team Europe Initiative on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa as part of the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package. This Team Europe Initiative will bring together existing and new climate change adaptation programmes of over €1 billion and leverage its impact by improved coordination and a reinforced policy dialogue on adaptation between the EU and AU. This includes €60 million for loss and damage from the overall EU contribution.
Trinidad and Tobago adopts UNDRR’s new Risk Information Exchange
Days of continuous rain across the Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago this winter have stiffened the resolve of the country’s Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) to launch the new Risk Information Exchange (RiX) developed by UNDRR.
Data and digital maturity for disaster risk reduction: Informing the next generation of disaster loss and damage databases
This report documents the assessment of the status of national disaster loss databases in 13 countries and presents lessons to guide the next generation of disaster loss accounting systems (DLAS).
Natural Disasters Book 2021: An analytical overview
This book is published annually to provide statistical and analytical perspectives on disaster data. ADRC retrieves data from the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) to better understand the occurrence, deaths, people affected, and economic losses from disaster events.
Geoglam Crop Monitor for Early Warning Systems: December 2022
The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) is an international and transparent multi-source, consensus assessment of the crop growing conditions, status, and agro-climatic conditions that are likely to impact global production.
The Coming Storm: Building electricity resilience to extreme weather
This report explores the power system’s resilience as a whole and promotes a proactive approach to climate change adaptation of the power sector. The way out of this major crisis requires decisive action to shift away from imported fossil fuels. Electrification, allowing us to regain our energy independence, must become the norm – and it must go with guarantees on the electricity system’s reliability.
Safeguarding Against Climate Change Impacts
This report attempts to equip urban decision-makers with evidencebased climate information tailored to their specific context, to adequately adapt to and prepare for future climate change impacts. Urban areas are prone to climate change impacts.
Review Global Climate Change Action for Fragile and Developing Countries
The acceleration of climate change is recognized to have negative impacts on development and security.1 The impacts can vary significantly depending on the sector, location, and time period under consideration
NH9.7 Indirect intangible dimensions of natural hazards 23-28 April
Our societies continuously face risks induced by natural hazards. In today’s intricate socio-technological world, characterized by strong urbanization and technological trends, the connections and interdependencies between exposed elements are crucial. Understanding systemic damage relationships requires the assessment of indirect and intangible dimensions of risk.
USAID/BHA & WMO Workshop – Development of MHEWS Action Plan
The USAID/BHA & World Meteorological Foundation Workshop takes place in San José, Costa Rica. The four day event will cover the development of ‘The International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems action plan’. Click the title for more information via the WMO.