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.
The new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has made prevention his top priority.
Description of organization
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of the UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.
Background : The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health is working to support national governments to accelerate progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 – the ‘water goal’. However, SDG 6 is ambitious, in the sense that it covers several critical water - related themes but achieving many of those themes will be challenging. Gender in sustainable, water - related development is critical to ensure equity and ‘leave no - one behind’. However, SDG 6 deals relatively poorly with gender.