New Article Explores Climate-Related Disasters and Mobility Data
A recent publication outlines how weather events are becoming more dangerous due to climate change, and often lead to communities being displaced temporarily, or even permanently, which can have serious impacts on health
Building fiscal and financial resilience against disasters in Panama
Panama has instituted critical reforms to improve its technical and institutional capacity to manage the disaster risk resulting from natural and health-related hazards. The reforms allowed for a substantial increase in Panama’s capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); targeted DRR priority actions by relevant ministries and government agencies; and established a stronger and comprehensive set of financial protection policies and instruments to deal with future disasters.
IBM and NASA team up to spur new discoveries about our planet
The goal is tunable, reusable foundation models that make it easier to mine vast datasets for new knowledge to advance science and help us adapt to a changing environment.
Blog: Tonga – On the frontline of sea level rise
Sea level rise is a clear and present danger to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga. Since the record-breaking volcanic eruption a year ago, which triggered up to 15m tsunami waves that gutted entire villages, the Government is building higher and higher sea walls to keep the ocean out.
UNDP enhances the capacity of national specialists involved in climate change adaptation planning
Within the framework of the project “Development of the National Adaptation Planning Process (NAP) in Turkmenistan”, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the financial support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan, a practical training on the use of hydrological equipment was organized for the specialists of the Hydrometeorological Service at Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan.
Global Risks Report 2023
The world faces a set of risks that feel both wholly new and eerily familiar. The Global Risks Report 2023 explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade. As we stand on the edge of a low-growth and low-cooperation era, tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.
WorldFAIR Project (D6.1) Cross-national Social Sciences survey FAIR implementation case studies
New from the WorldFAIR project, this report provides an overview of the data harmonisation practices of comparative (cross-national) social surveys, through case studies of: (1) the European Social Survey (ESS) and (2) a satellite study, the Australian Social Survey International – European Social Survey (AUSSI-ESS). To do this, we compare and contrast the practices between the Australian Data Archive and Sikt.no, the organisations responsible for the data management of ESS and AUSSI-ESS.
WorldFAIR and a Festival of Data – Looking back on 2022 and forward to 2023: a report on CODATA activities and achievements
2022 has been another busy and successful year for the CODATA community. We are very grateful for your committed collaboration and engagement with our mission. As a global, membership organisation, CODATA depends on the generosity of our funders and collaborators and the often voluntary efforts of committee, Task Group and Working Group members.
Community and impact based warnings: the site specific early warning system framework
This briefing note highlights the importance of impact-based early warning systems (IB-EWS) in closing existing communication gaps by communicating on ‘what the weather will do’, the expected damages and the clear guidelines on what citizens and authorities can do to reduce their risk. Evidently, timely warnings alone do not guarantee that recipients will understand the message and that appropriate anticipatory actions will be performed to reduce their risk.
Case studies in adaptation finance
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how places and institutions are adapting to climate change and mobilising the finance this requires. It provides a series of case studies, which illustrate how adaptation works and is financed in practice. The publication showcases innovative finance and practicial adaptation solutions, but also highlight pitfalls and structural challenges.
What the future has in store: a new paradigm for water storage
This report unpacks the importance of water storage, recent trends in the availability of storage, and sets forth a new integrated planning framework to guide water managers through a problem-driven and systems-oriented process to understand the options available to them to meet their water security goals and how the different forms of water storage can be part of the solution.
Regional report: Midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-2030 for Europe and Central Asia The Europe and Central Asia region is affected by natural hazards including floods, earthquakes, droughts, landslides, and wildfires, as well as a range of natech and biological hazards. The report offers a qualitative analysis of achievements and obstacles in risk management to 2022, as well as an assessment of future priorities, based closely in the evidence base of the NVRs produced in the region.
UNSC2023 Side event: Disaster-related statistics strengthening ecosystems enhanced risk governance – 16 February
The growing impact of disasters, associated preventive, preparedness and response measures, and the COP27 decision on establishing a Loss and Damage fund, have all necessitated strengthening of the data ecosystem that underscores decision-making. Mandated by the UN Statistical Commission, the Inter-Agency Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics (IAEG-DRS) is developing recommendations for a common disaster-related statistical framework for the Commission’s consideration in 2024.
Road to New York- UN 2023 Water Conference – March 2023
United Nations 2023 Water Conference to be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 22-24 March 2023. The Conference will focus on the “Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’, 2018–2028”.
EFDRR Roadmap Action-Oriented Dialogue: “Understanding and communicating existing and future risks: ensuring evidence-based communication
23 February 2023
The aim of the EFDRR Roadmap Action-Oriented Dialogue will examine different experiences and approaches of relevant stakeholders in Europe towards the subject of building societal resilience through effective risk communication, and to develop recommendations for governments and stakeholders to make risk communication more effective.
The WorldFAIR Project’s Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework – March 20
Workshop organised by the WorldFAIR project as a co-located event to RDA P20 in Gothenburg and Online.