Research outputs
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...
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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...
Research outputs
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...
Research outputs
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...
Research outputs
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...
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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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Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Events’: a Call for Research Papers and Case Studies
11 June 2019 14:40
For more details and submission, please refer to the original link. The top two papers will be announced at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Kuala Lumpur on March 16-17, 2020. The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in c...
Research outputs
11 May 2019 22:13
This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to …
Working paper series
11 May 2019 10:09
This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to ‘Expand IRDR Network and Scientific Output’ (No. 5 of the IRDR Action Plan 2018-2020). This Working Paper Series is thus spec...
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30 innovations for Disaster Risk Reduction
24 April 2019 10:46
This publication is developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service...
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