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If climate change is happening, why the uncertainty?

Climate Week NYC began on Sept. 23, 2013, with the opening ceremony featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Tony ...

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How at risk is your city?

I currently live in the East Village of New York - an area badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath ...

STORY URL: Mind the risk: cities under threat from natural disasters | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
The world's sprawling cities are centres of economic activity and growth....

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Misunderstanding climate risk

I am sure that nobody will be surprised to discover that a study of reporting on climate science revealed that ...

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Vulnerability profiles of 20 Indian cities

With rapid urbanization and economic growth in developing countries, more and more people are migrating to cities for better opportunities ...

STORY URL: Climate Resilient Urban Development: Vulnerability Profiles of 20 Indian Cities | ACCCRN
https://acccrn.org/resources/documents-and-tools/2013/08/01/climate-resilient-urban-development-vulnerability-profiles-

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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The Philippines: stories of displacement and resilience

The Philippines battles with high levels of poverty and inequality. The proportion of households living below the official poverty line ...

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Obama, climate and "new waves of refugees"

In June at a press conference in Germany, Barak Obama spoke about America’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and ...

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For all the tea in Kenya

The Kenyan tea industry is an excellent reminder that insurance does not just follow growth in Africa – it is fundamental ...

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Nat Cat Protection Gap for Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent study by Swiss Re revealed that a 1 in a 100 year earthquake event today may cause a ...

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What makes a community?

August 29th marked the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and while reading the news coverage regarding the storm's anniversary ...

STORY URL: Hurricane Katrina Note From New Orleans: 8 Is Enough
So there we were with a new car, no pets and a cashed out 401K that was to be the only source of funding for the foreseeable future. After the levees failed post Hurricane Katrina, there was nothi...

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Food security and inequality: something's got to give

Being able to sit in on a 'fishbowl' dialogue session on the topic of food security at Swiss Re's 150 ...

STORY URL: How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage: Scientific American
Five steps, reflected in the maps below, could be taken to help feed the large population predicted for 2050 as well as reduce the sizeable harm agriculture imposes

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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I'm getting ...

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Global survey - Do Europeans not know their insurance cover?

Comparing countries with comprehensive natural perils insurance for all goods like in France, Switzerland or UK with the opposite (China ...

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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