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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.
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    PCRAFI Program - Phase II: Enhancing the financial resilience of Pacific Island countries against natural disaster and climate risk

    World Bank, 2016
    This brief outlines the current PCRAFI program, phase II that builds on the initial phase of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), a joint initiative of the World Bank, SPC, and the Asian Development Bank with financial support from the Government of Japan, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the European Union.
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    Inequality of overconsumption

    University of East Anglia, 2015
    This working paper explores the inequality of overconsumption within countries with a specific focus on HNWIs. This complements existing research that makes comparisons between countries based on national level indicators such as the Gini coefficient and per capita carbon footprints and their implications for climate. [adaapted from source]
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    Integrating disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change

    CARE USA, 2015
    This brief describes a climate-integrated Community-based Early Warning System implemented by the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) in Dakoro, Niger. Integration of Community-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) is important in a context of chronic vulnerability, recurring emergencies and increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather events associated with climate change.
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    Rock glaciers and climate change in the Bolivian Andes: Mapping new water resources

    Institute of Population Studies, Exeter, 2015
    This report describes research to create the first rock glacier inventory for Bolivia, and highlights the need to prioritize the preservation of areas where rock glaciers are located in the interests of water security for vulnerable populations.
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    The measurement of disaster risk : An example from tropical cyclones in the Philippines

    Victoria University of Wellington, 2016
    What shapes people’s disaster risk exposure? Using a sub-national (provincial) panel econometric and deductive approach the researchers answer this question by focussing on tropical cyclones, and using the Philippines as a case study for our measurement approach.
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    Climate smart disaster risk management in conflict affected areas: the case of Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka

    Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group], 2010
    As climate change is understood to be one of many drivers of vulnerability, this case study examines how the CSDRM approach can be applied in Trincomalee District in the eastern province of Sri Lanka where people face conflict, displacement and disasters.    
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    Tropical cyclone signals: part 2

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    The term tropical cyclone is called hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, cyclone over the Indian Ocean and typhoon over the Pacific Ocean which includes the Philippines. However it is known, though, what matters is knowing an incoming tropical cyclone's intensity and possible extent of damage plus, of course, its pattern of frequency and season, and the path of potential destruction.
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    Tropical cyclone signals: bracing for the wind - part 1

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    The term tropical cyclone is called hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, cyclone over the Indian Ocean and typhoon over the Pacific Ocean which includes the Philippines. However it is known, though, what matters is knowing an incoming tropical cyclone's intensity and possible extent of damage plus, of course, its pattern of frequency and season, and the path of potential destruction.
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    Spotlight on publications: disaster risk management in Latin American cities

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities: links and relationships between urban poverty and disasters; the importance of regulatory frameworks, institutions and governance; the challenges and opportunities of building resilient cities; the political ec

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