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Disaster response robots

Natural catastrophes wreak havoc on our infrastructure and communities. Relief efforts are often seriously hindered when human access is either ...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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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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High Costs of Wildfires and a New Hose System to Fight Them

The U.S. National Fire Protection Association has a video http://bit.ly/1eXo1id which discusses the extremely high cost ...

STORY URL: Short Demo Video r1.avi - Google Drive
http://bit.ly/14J3s2g

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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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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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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Three systems: Using psychology to teach climate readiness

The salient prospect about climate change for students today is not doom but uncertainty. Nobody can stop climate change, yet ...

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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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A call for action

Swiss Re recently put its name behind an open letter to President Obama urging him to follow through on his ...

STORY URL: Companies Push White House to Follow Through on Climate Action Plan — Ceres
One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through o...

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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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World's riskiest cities

Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of ...

STORY URL: World’s riskiest cities
Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.

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The Day I'll Never Forget

June 20th, 2013 was a memorable day for me, not just because I got married that day, but also because ...

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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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