Extreme weather events are increasingly being amplified by global warming. A better understanding of the nature of location specific risks due to climate extremes can facilitate comprehensive early action systems across the Asia and Africa.
Under the theme "Producing Actionable Information", UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society.
Big Numbers, Small States – Lessons from the SIDS on risk assessment for financial protection and beyond
This report looks at the public financial management of natural disasters in seven Pacific Island Countries (the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu) to build understanding of the existing Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) tools in use in the Pacific and to identify gaps where engagement could further develop financial resilience.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) applies the concepts of the global open data movement to the challenges of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.
“What would it take to reduce disaster risk in your country by 50 percent by 2030?” This question was posed to a gathering of small island developing states leaders and representatives during the Understanding Risk forum in London in 2014...
Understanding Risk in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment
The last ten years have seen marked improvement in disaster risk assessment capabilities and communication efforts. Understanding Disaster Risk in an Evolving World and its accompanying Policy Note seek to inform the post-2015 discussions.