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30 May 2018 description

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May 30, 2018, ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada – The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, is urging regional leaders and development partners to work collaboratively and proactively to address the Region’s vulnerabilities, and to support resilience-building in the energy, agriculture and air transport sectors.

24 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Region East Asia and Pacific
Risks Reversal of development gains post-disaster; long term economic and fiscal impacts
Area of Engagement Deepening financial protection

Following a successful pilot program, Pacific Island Countries established a sovereign catastrophe risk insurance company for the region, increasing resilience and access to short-term funds needed to respond to disasters.

HIGH VULNERABILITY, LIMITED BUDGETS

20 Apr 2018 description
report SICA

En la ciudad de San Salvador, El Salvador, se lleva a cabo los días 17 y 18 de abril del año en curso, el LV Foro del Clima de América Central (I-FCAC 2018), actividad organizada por el Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos (CRRH) y que tiene como objetivos revisar las condiciones atmosféricas y oceánicas actuales y sus aplicaciones en los patrones de lluvia en la Región Centroamericana y generar la Perspectiva Climática Regional para el período mayo-julio 2018.

12 Apr 2018 description

Santo Domingo – La creciente intensidad y frecuencia con que se experimentan los desastres en el Caribe y, por lo tanto, un flujo migratorio regional intenso, demuestran la necesidad crítica de mejorar la gestión del riesgo de desastres.

12 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 12 2018 (IPS) - The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The Centre is on the hunt for proposals from the private and public sector organisations around the region that want to work with the Centre to develop their ideas into successful projects that are in line with their country’s national priorities to build resilience to climate change.

11 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

  • Nature-based solutions are an increasingly effective way to reduce disaster risk while benefiting the environment and creating local jobs.

  • A new guidance note was developed to assist in the evaluation and implementation of nature-based solutions for flood risk management, and is available in English, French and Spanish.

  • The interactive web platform NatureBasedSolutions.org hosts an extensive global inventory of nature-based solution projects, enabling the comparison of possible solutions.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

04 Apr 2018 description

In brief

Several countries have disaster risk management plans, which need to be taken into consideration in the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

  • Many Caribbean countries have already mainstreamed adaptation into national development plans and climate change policies

  • Robust institutional arrangements provide an enabling environment for advancing adaptation planning.

23 Feb 2018 description

En la sede del Ineter se celebró el II Taller de capacitación del Proyecto de Asesoramiento de Tsunamis para Centroamérica

El II Taller de capacitación del Proyecto de Asesoramiento de Tsunamis para Centroamérica (CATAC) impartido por el científico japonés Yuichiro Tanioka contribuyó a elevar la preparación de los expertos de las diferentes instituciones sismológicas de Centroamérica.

20 Dec 2017 description

18 de diciembre de 2017, Ciudad de Panamá, República de Panamá. Durante la L Reunión de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de los países del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), se presentó la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres (PCGIR) armonizada con el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030, la cual fue analizada a través de un amplio proceso de consulta y consenso liderado por los Entes Rectores de Protección Civil y/o Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres de los países miembros del CEPREDENAC.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

07 Nov 2017 description

The Government of Belize, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is stepping up its climate change adaptation efforts. Belize’s Social Investment Fund (SIF), an implementing agency of the Government addressing the basic needs of the country’s most vulnerable, has set in motion plans to incorporate Climate Risk Management in its National Project Development Process.

26 Oct 2017 description

CARICOM Media Release

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management.

The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.

17 Oct 2017 description

Cuernavaca, Morelos, 13 de octubre de 2017 - del 9 al 13 de octubre se llevó a cabo en Cuernavaca, Morelos un encuentro entre países de la región mesoamericana sobre salud y derechos humanos de las personas en situación de migración.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

CO-AUTHORS: KEREN CHARLES, MELANIE KAPPES

Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through quantitative models and detailed analysis.

14 Jun 2017 description

New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones

BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.

07 Jun 2017 description

A UK-funded PAHO project will make safer and greener health facilities in Dominica, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia to deliver care in disasters.