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Don't risk your credit (rating) …

Just as the 2015 U.N. climate change talks (popularly known as COP21) are about to start, rating agency Standard ...

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High water, low take-up

South Carolina is a state of dramatic contrast. From the tarpaper shacks of the Low Country to the elegant neighborhoods ...

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Dear Mr Mayor - the case for resilience is clear!

A large number of big city mayors gathered in Dalian on the occasion of WEF China last week to discuss ...

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The beginning of urban resilience

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, leading to devastating floods in New Orleans, the storm brought to ...

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Lessons must be learned from hyperbole and hypotheticals

Within the last several weeks, the number of news articles going into dark and scary places has been relatively high ...

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African Risk Capacity expands for more climate resilience

The G7 leaders officially endorsed the African Risk Capacity (ARC) as a model for climate risk insurance at their recent ...

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Are the stars aligning for climate change action? Well maybe

In recent months people who desperately follow the news in hope of seeing evidence that we are about to take ...

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Vanuatu after cyclone Pam

How can insurance help?

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Vanuatu, mainly in the Port Vila ...

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Commitment to reduce CO2 emissions

The impacts of climate change pose a formidable challenge to today's and future generations. If global warming exceeds 2 ...

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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam and Vanuatu

The recent devastating tropical cyclone that went through the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu has caught the attention of the public ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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