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Call for papers - International Conference on Building Resilience
05 February 2013 13:50
The Centre for Disaster Resilience, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia are organising the next event in the series of “Building Resilience” International Conferences. The conference is entitled: “International Conference on Building R...
RIA Review Article in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 20:18
AbstractUnderstanding how people interpret risks and choose actions based on their interpretations is vital to any strategy for disaster reduction. We review relevant literature with the aim of developing a conceptual framework to guide future research in this area. We stress that risks in the conte...
Annual Report 2011
25 January 2013 14:40
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. Although the approaches in the sciences vary, Programme approaches the issues...
UNISDR (2011) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 14:30
The 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR11) highlights the political and economic imperative to reduce disaster risks, and the benefits to be gained from doing so. Importantly, it offers guidance and suggestions to governments and nongovernmental actors alike on how they can...
Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA) Report No. 1
25 January 2013 14:23
Our emphasis in this report is on the contributions that can be made to integrated risk analysis and risk reduction through the study of human behaviour and decision-making. Our aim is to provide an integrated perspective on research on risk and decision-making and offer pointers to how this can be...
Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) Report No. 1
25 January 2013 14:15
Our knowledge of the causes of disasters and how to effectively manage disaster risks has grown considerably in recent years, but to judge by results it remains seriously inadequate. Moreover, the considerable amounts of information that are available are not being adequately deployed, nor effective...
ICSU (2010) Regional Environmental Change: Human Action and Adaptation
25 January 2013 14:15
In late 2009, the Belmont Forum, a group of major funders of international global change research, invited the International Council for Science (ICSU) to conduct an analysis of the international research capability required to respond to the challenge of delivering knowledge to support human action...
ISSC & UNESCO (2010) World Social Science Report 2010
25 January 2013 14:10
Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and co-published with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contribu...
UNESCO (2010) Science Report 2010
25 January 2013 14:04
The UNESCO Science Report 2010 analyses the trends and developments that have shaped scientific research, innovation, and higher education over the past five years, including the impact of the current global economic recession. Taking up from where its predecessor left off in 2005, the UNESCO Scienc...
UNISDR (2009) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
25 January 2013 13:55
The GAR 2009 is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, nation...
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