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    Making cities resilient report 2012

    International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012
    This report, written by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), provides a global snapshot of how local governments reduce disaster risk and identifies trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction (DRR).
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    Future perfect

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012
    This United Nations flagship publication launched at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 aims to raise awareness on sustainability and green growth. The objective is to show renewed political commitment for sustainable development, while assessing progress to date.
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    Climate information requirements for community-level risk management and adaptation

    Climate Research, 2011
    Climate information is an important prerequisite for informed decision-making in risk management and adaptation to help prevent climate extremes from becoming disasters.
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    Early warning systems: a state of the art analysis and future directions

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012
    Early warning technologies have greatly benefited from recent advances in communication and information technologies and an improved knowledge on natural hazards. Nevertheless, gaps remain in early warning technologies and capacities, especially in the developing world, and a lot has to be done for the development of a global multi-hazard system.
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    Coastal fishers’ livelihood in peril: sea surface temperature and tropical cyclones in Bangladesh

    Center for Participatory Research and Development, 2012
    Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, where more than 3.5 million coastal peoples’ livelihoods depend directly or indirectly on fishing and related activities under extremely difficult conditions. Economic hardship is likely to be aggravated by climate change and its various effects.
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    Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Asia: Lessons from the SREX Report

    2012
    This document, produced by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), summarizes key lessons from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). This is done with an explicit focus on Asia. It begins by outlining ten key messages from the SREX report.
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    Safer Communities Through Disaster Risk Reduction (SC-DRR) in Development

    2012
    The issue of climate change is set to increase the frequency of extreme weather events. Countries, therefore, are required to undertake adaptive measures to ameliorate the impact of such events; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an important element of such measures.
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    HCVA in Quy Nhon

    Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network: Indore Initiative, 2009
    This report describes the findings of a Hazard, Capacity & Vulnerability Assessment (HCVA) of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. It has been produced by Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCN).
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    Summary: Climate Change Resilience Action Plan for Quy Nhon City

    2010
    This report, published by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCN), summarizes climate resilience plans for Quy Nhon City, Vietnam. The report is comprised of three parts. The first section examines potential climate change impacts and areas of vulnerability within Quy Nhon.
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    Informing Decisions on Ecosystem-Based Approaches for the Adaptation of People in Asia and the Pacific Region

    2011
    This brief discusses research into awareness and information needs related to Ecosystem-Based Approaches (EBA) to climate change adaptation in the Asia and Pacific region. EBA refers to approaches that recognize the potential of ecosystem services to reduce the impact of climate change on people.

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