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25 May 2016 description

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

The Paris Agreement, which was finalized at the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) has been signed by 175 countries on April 22, 2016. This is the first step in implementing this historic agreement which seeks to limit global warming below 2oC. The ratification of this agreement, based on parliamentary discussion and approval within the signing countries would be the next step in making it come into force. Perhaps, this is the best time for nations to reflect on the best ways to implement the Paris Agreement.

31 Aug 2007 description

KEY IDEA

Floods, A Social and Technical Problem?

This issue of southasiadisasters.net aims to provide an overview of the current flood situation in South Asia and the situation at the beginning of the monsoon season. It also sheds light on technical aspects of monsoons in South Asia and related problems of flooding. The second and third issues will go into the activities of international organisations, local governments and communities in dealing with floods, and more.

Asia is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world.

11 Oct 2005 description

Since, October 11, 2005 early hours AIDMI team is in Kashmir assessing losses and needs. The biggest gap found is of understanding earthquake. Five key gaps are addressed here.

Understanding India's vulnerability: Using earthquake science to enhance disaster preparedness

Every year, thousands flock to Kashmir, in India and Pakistan to marvel at her spectacular scenery and majestic mountain ranges. However, the reality of our location and mountainous surroundings is an inherent threat of devastating earthquakes.