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Survey on regional implementation of S&T Roadmap
14 November 2019 09:14
IRDR together with APSTAAG are conducting a survey to track the progress of the Asia and Pacific regional implementation of the Sendai Framework Science Technology Roadmap from a wide range of stakeholders. The analyses of the survey will be presented at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology...
Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter - October 2019 Edition
06 October 2019 21:37
"If you ask us for ideas, act on them” - Youth call out UN, world leaders on climate actionThe Youth Climate Action Summit brought youth climate champions together from more than 140 countries and territories to a platform to share their solutions on the global stage, and deliver a clear message to...
Next Generation Disaster Data Infrastructure
17 September 2019 16:22
Next Generation Disaster Data Infrastructure is a study report of IRDR Working Group on DATA and the CODATA Task Group on Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research. The research was supported by Chinese Academy of Science and Tonkin+Taylor.This white paper proposes the next generation of di...
Call for participation: IRDR session on CODATA 2019
12 September 2019 13:12
Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter - September 2019 Edition
04 September 2019 09:26
Walloped by heatwave, Greenland sees massive ice meltThe heatwave that smashed high-temperature records in five European countries is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic.How investing in early warning systems proves benefi...
Dr Bapon Fakhruddin：Early warning system could reduce cyclone losses by 80 percent
16 August 2019 09:51
A new national early warning system for cyclones would reduce the losses they cause to Samoa by as much as 80 per cent and pay for itself more than six times over, a new report has found.The authors, Dr. Fakhruddin and Schick are from Tonkin + Taylor International and the New Zealand Risk Interpreta...
Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITION
02 August 2019 15:49
Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launchedThe new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full sp...
July 2019 Edition of the DRR & Open Data Newsletter
26 July 2019 09:36
View this email in your browserFirst time reader? Subscribe here.World's biggest companies face $1 trillion in climate change risksA group of the world's biggest companies representing nearly $17 trillion (USD) in market capitalisation have valued their climate risk to their businesses at almost $1...
IRDR Contributed to the GAR2019
26 July 2019 09:18
Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have...
China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in Honiara
17 June 2019 14:15
From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms. Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by anothe...
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