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09 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Region Central Asia
Risks Extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change
Area of Engagement Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems

The Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project is helping countries in the region adapt to disaster and climate risk by bolstering their weather forecasting and early warning efforts.

A GEOGRAPHY OF RISK AMPLIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

02 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Nepal
Risks Data and information gaps exacerbating seismic hazards
Area of Engagement Promoting open access to risk information

In earthquake-prone Nepal, the government has implemented the Open Cities Kathmandu Project which builds seismic resilience by training civilians to map local areas.

DATA AND INFORMATION GAPS HEIGHTENING RISKS

02 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Sri Lanka
Risks Climate change exacerbating extreme weather events
Area of Engagement Scaling up the resilience of cities

In response to devastating floods, the government of Sri Lanka has prioritized urban wetlands management in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as a key pillar of its climate and disaster resilience strategy.

FLOOD RISK ON THE RISE

02 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Vietnam
Risks Climate change change exacerbating extreme weather events
Area of Engagement Enabling resilient recovery

The government of Vietnam has implemented a comprehensive approach to disaster risk management which prioritizes engagement with local communities.

THE CONSTANT THREAT OF NATURAL HAZARDS

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