Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change poverty and vulnerability, Climate change, Disaster risk reduction

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    Identification and analysis of uncertainty in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in South and Southeast Asia

    Elsevier, 2016
    This paper addresses the mainstreaming of uncertainty in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) using as a case South and Southeast Asia, a region highly vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters.
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    Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2016
    Policy-makers and international agencies negotiated the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR.
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    Resilience scan October-December 2015: a review of literature, debates and social media activity on resilience

    Overseas Development Institute, 2016
    This Q4 2015 review is a scan considers resilience in the context of the international frameworks on disasters, sustainable development and climate change in 2015, culminating in the climate change COP21 Paris Agreement of December 2015. In Paris, although mitigation of greenhouse gases took top billing, adaptation was defined for the first time as a global goal.
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    Flooded cities

    Centre for Economic Performance, London, 2015
    Does economic activity relocate away from areas that are at high risk of recurring shocks? We examine this question in the context of floods, which are among the costliest and most common natural disasters. Over the past thirty years, floods worldwide killed more than 500,000 people and displaced over 650,000,000 people.
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    Digital agriculture atlas of Nepal

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2015
    The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), Government of Nepal and the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) join hands together to develop the Agriculture Atlas of Nepal.
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    Taking stock of the tsunami recovery process in Sri Lanka: 2004-2014

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
    This brief documents some of the positive as well as the negative experiences in Sri Lanka recovery process during the then years following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. It presents a summary of the main factors influencing recovery outcomes in Sri Lanka, including: i) the nature and extent of settlement planning;
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    The state of children in Asian cities

    International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2016
    This paper explores the extent of children's vulnerability and resilience to climate and disaster risks in several Asian cities. Specific institutional arrangements, programmes and projects that aim to promote children's welfare in these cities are examined. The COP21 has rightly recognized many cities to be indispensable partners to achieving climate justice.
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    A review of children’s participation in disaster risk reduction

    Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2016
    Children are often excluded from disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, yet they are one of the most vulnerable groups to disasters. As a result, they experience physical, psychological and educational vulnerabilities. There is lack of research on children’s participation in DRR and their potential value in strengthening community resilience has been largely overlooked.
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    Natural disasters and climate change: Managing risks & crises differently

    UN, 2016
    In this report for the World Humanitarian Summit, the United Nations Secretary-General calls upon Member States and other stakeholders to accept and act upon five core responsibilities that he believes are critical to delivering better for humanity.
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    WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2015

    World Meteorological Organization, 2015
    The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015 covers many aspects of the climate system, including atmospheric and ocean conditions, El Niño, the cryosphere, greenhouse gas concentrations, regional extremes, tropical cyclones and ozone depletion.