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

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    Shockwaves: managing the impact of climate change on poverty

    World Bank, 2016
    This report provides new quantification of how climate change will affect poor people and poverty through agricultural impacts (chapter 2), natural disasters (chapter 3), and health shocks (chapter 4).
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    El Niño and health

    World Health Organization, 2016
    The El Niño phenomenon, whereby warmer than usual ocean water develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the globe.
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    Health sector self-assessment tool for disaster risk reduction

    Pan American Health Organization, 2015
    During working group discussions at the 2008 Caribbean Health Disaster Coordinators meeting, and under the framework of PAHO’s Disaster Strategic Plan, participants rallied around the idea of developing a Health Sector Self-Assessment Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction to evaluate key aspects of disaster risk management (notably mitigation and preparedness).
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    Atlas of mortality and economic losses from weather, climate and water extremes (1970–2012)

    World Meteorological Organization, 2014
    This report describes the distribution and impacts of weather, climate, and water-related disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience. It states these kinds of disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development.
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    Adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries: a case for adaptation governance and leadership in building climate resilience

    World Bank, 2012
    The Arab people have been adapting to climate change for thousands of years, but over the next century global climatic variability is predicted to increase unprecedentedly. This report assesses the potential effects of climate change on the Arab region and outlines possible approaches and measures to prepare for its consequences.
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    Atlas of health and climate

    2012
    Climate change intensifies environmental hazards, such as cyclones, droughts and floods, which affect the health of millions of people each year.
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    Managing climate extremes and disasters in the health sector: lessons from the IPCC SREX report

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012
    This thematic brief argues that climate change has both direct and indirect impacts on people’s health. Extreme events such as floods can cause deaths, injuries and disability, and can be followed by infectious diseases (such as cholera) and malnutrition due to crop damage and disruption of food supply.
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    Segunda comunicación nacional ante la Covención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre cambio climatico

    Programa de Naciones Unidas de Desarrollo, 2010
    Colombia as a country belonging to the Parties not included in Annex I, presents its Second National Communication (SCN). One of the most relevant results that showed the analysis is that Colombia accounts for 0.37% of global CO2 emissions in 2004, very small share in global emissions but does not exclude the effects of climate change. The Second National Communication, is discussed in seven cha
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    Education and disaster risk reduction

    Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2008
    Preparedness is crucial to reducing the impact of events and hazards that have the potential of resulting in disaster. Education and training are likely to improve the multi-disciplinary health response to major events that threaten the health status of communities. The editorial endeavours to answer questions pertaining to: