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30 Aug 2018 description

David B. McWethy, Anibal Pauchard, Rafael A. Garcia, Andres Holz, Mauro E. Gonzalez, Thomas T. Veblen, Julian Stahl, Bryce Currey

Abstract

27 Jul 2018 description

The unusually hot and dry summer in parts of the northern hemisphere has turned fields and forests into fuel for fires which are raging from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. These wildfires are devastating large regions, with far-reaching impacts for the environment, ecosystems, human health and the climate.

The wildfires are notable because they are happening in some places such as Scandinavia which are not accustomed to them. Advances in satellite technology has made it possible to monitor wildfire activity better than in the past.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.

This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.

08 May 2018 description

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked least developed country (LDC) in the Himalayan Mountains, with a population of 768,577, covering an area of 38,394 km². The area is mountainous, with steep slopes and 70% forest cover. The climate varies by altitude from alpine to subtropical and is strongly influenced by monsoons. The terrain limits agricultural productivity, but whilst agriculture contributes only 16% to GDP, it employs around 58% of the workforce.

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.

30 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Erica Chuang is Study Coordinator/Data Analyst -Population Council, Jessie Pinchoff is Associate, Population Council & Stephanie Psaki is Deputy Director, GIRL Center - Population Council

29 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.

29 Nov 2017 description

Importance of environmental migration for Latin America

Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.

10 Nov 2017 description

Tarija, 9 nov (ABI).- El jefe de la unidad de investigación de la Escuela de Gestión Pública, Reynaldo Portillo, informó el jueves que se entregaron certificados de capacitación en gestión de riesgos y cambio climático al menos a 200 conscriptos.

"El día de hoy estamos entregando unos 200 certificados, en una primera parte, la intención es trabajar con todos los regimientos de Tarija y llegar a unos 1.500 participantes hasta el mes de diciembre", informó a los periodistas.

06 Nov 2017 description

El informe de la OMM destaca el impacto sobre la seguridad humana, el bienestar y el medioambiente

18 Oct 2017 description

Usulután, 18 de octubre de 2017 – El Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director de Proteccion Civil, Jorge Meléndez; la Directora de atención Ciudadana e Institucional de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente (MARN), Sonia Baires; el Agregado en Asuntos de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión Europea (UE), el Sr.