This guidebook targets both governmental and non-governmental organisations mandated with or engaged in the planning of adaptation, DRR and development measures. It aims to support these processes by providing a standardised methodology for assessing climate risks in the context of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and to showcase potential co-benefits of EbA based on direct and indirect linkages to other sectors.
This publication is primarily concerned with assessing loss and damage in poor, rural areas that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but alternative applications of the handbook are outlined in section 7. This methodological handbook aims to provide researchers and practitioners on the ground with a set of tools to conduct high-quality studies on loss and damage as well as adaptation limits and constraints. To achieve this, the handbook divides the assessment of loss and damage in vulnerable communities into seven research domains:
New Research Challenges Conventional Wisdom that “Violent Extremism” or Ideology is Predominantly Responsible for Driving Children Into Terrorist Ranks
New York, 12 February 2018 – Counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and could backfire, concludes new research released today by the United Nations University (UNU), a UN think tank.
New InsuRisk Assessment Tool launches at COP23
At the start of COP23 in Bonn, UNU-EHS, Social Impact Partners and the InsuResilience Secretariat launch the InsuRisk Assessment Tool, which assesses not only the disaster risk of low to lower middle income countries, but also their readiness to accommodate insurance solutions. The tool aims at providing answers to the following key questions:
Bonn, November 7, 2017 – The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined. On average, people are better prepared for natural hazards such as cyclones or earthquakes than they were five years ago. This is the outcome of a five-year analysis of the WorldRiskIndex. Today, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presents its new WorldRiskReport at the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn.