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03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux


19 Sep 2014 description
report Oxfam
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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

02 Sep 2013 description
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Fukushima mayor, documentary maker Sir David Attenborough and Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Task Force among the six 2013 Green Star Award winners

2 September 2013, Geneva - A select group of outstanding individuals and organisations from around the world, who have confronted environmental emergencies ranging from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Hurricane Sandy, to forest fires and climate change, were today honoured as recipients of the third Green Star Awards.

02 Jul 2013 description
report International Alert


This study is one of a series of regional studies which aim to present evidence of the interactions between environmental, social, political and economic risks at the local level in South Asia.

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03 Jan 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Karen Sanje

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AlertNet) – Malawi’s traditional leaders have been enlisted to help prevent forest fires that are threatening livelihoods, producing climate-changing emissions and damaging the environment in this southeast African nation.

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