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Hashtags can be the new hotlines: Lessons from #CGI

In 2005, the book The World is Flat by Thomas J.Friedman was published, and in the same year, President ...

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Picking up the pieces after Haiyan

The International Labour Organization recently published an update on how people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the storm ...

STORY URL: Philippines: 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/features/WCMS_235730/lang--en/index.htm

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Rotterdam's readiness for flood

If there's one city in Europe with a peerless resilience record then it has to be Rotterdam. This city ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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The economics of storm resistant shelters

In October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang, Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition ...

STORY URL: The Economics of Storm Resistant Shelters | Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International on WordPress.com
Phong Tran, Ph.D, Technical Lead, ISET-International, VietnamIn October 2011, The Women’s Union of Da Nang (WU), Vietnam, working with The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET),...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Geneva Association Interview with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR

This video provides an interview on the role of insurance in disaster reduction with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR Coordinator for the ...

STORY URL: Geneva Association
The Geneva Association on Disaster Reduction

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Small island, big news

In October, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported that Ioane Teitiota, 37, from the Republic of Kiribati has asked a ...

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Do rainbows follow hurricanes? Sandy, one (long) year later

In her hit song, "Firework," Katy Perry sings the lyric, "After a hurricane, comes a rainbow." Sorry, Katy ...

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Country risk management: the smart way to go

Swiss Re has long advocated the adoption of country risk management approaches, in other words the development of holistic, pro-active ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/CRO_Forum_ESG_Country_Risk_Paper_Oct2013.pdf

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Reflections on Climate Week NYC

September 23rd was an exciting day for me to say the least. The Opening Ceremony of Climate Week 2013 was ...

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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Seeking solutions in climate change

Fresh from participating in Climate Week NYC 2013, I find us nearing the one year mark of Hurricane Sandy's devastating ...

STORY URL: Insurance Companies Rethink Policies
With a staggering 70-billion dollars in damages due to Super Storm Sandy, insurance providers such as Swiss Re Americas are forced to rethink policies in hig...

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