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Assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards at subnational level: provincial estimates for the PhilippinesPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012Vulnerability to natural hazards is measured like hazard frequencies that reflect the predisposition of a system to extreme events at a certain instant of time. The measurement of vulnerability is found useful in the conception of disaster preparedness and positioning regions or countries for aid support.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2014This report provides four integrated themes for action to support SIDS become the environmental economies of the future.DocumentWetlands International, 2014This report makes the case for addressing ecosystem degradation as one of the root causes of risk and vulnerability and for opting for ecosystem-based solutions as a way to reduce disaster risk and build community resilience.DocumentOxfam India, 2014The devastating floods in Uttarakhand, India, in June 2013 claimed over 6,000 lives and significantly set-back the state’s economy. Much debate in the intervening period has focused on the extent of anthropogenic causes of the disaster and ways in which they can be reduced or eliminated in the future.Document
Sustainable mega-events in developing countries: experiences and insights from host cities in South Africa, India and BrazilKonrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2011The hosting of mega-events has a tremendous effect on developing and emerging countries. These can be positive in terms of economic investment, job creation, skills development and international branding but also can be negative in terms of their environmental footprint, for example via carbon emissions caused by international visitors to the event.DocumentInternational Journal of Development and Sustainability, 2014This study analyses the achievement of sustainable development in Africa using the qualitative paradigm. Using secondary data, the study results are taken to suggest mixed indicators for the progress of Sustainable Development in Africa.Document
Rapid desk based evidence search and gap analysis on environmental degradation and pollution in developing countriesEvidence on Demand, 2013This study has collated information on the role that pollution (air, water and soil pollution) has played in environmental degradation and the consequences of such degradation for human well-being, poverty.DocumentWorld Agroforestry Centre, 2012The study site of Fogera Woreda is one of 106 woredas of the Amhara National Regional State and is located in the South Gondar Zone, about 65 km north of the Regional capital Bahir Dar town, onDocument
Preventing and resolving future climate and natural resource-related conflicts in the Zambezi Basin: a Study of Bulawayo and Chinde DistrictsSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2013Long-term changes in climate are likely to increase a range of risks to human security, including the risk of violent conflict. The city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, and Chinde district in the Zambezia province of Mozambique have been identified as areas that are highly susceptible to future climate-induced conflicts.DocumentInternal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific.