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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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Staying ahead of the climate conversation

Every year, Climate Week in New York City brings much needed attention to the larger topic of climate awareness and ...

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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Disaster relief corruption

I've just spent a month in the Philippines enjoying countless picture-perfect beaches and their unbelievably rich and varied marine ...

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We need to change the way we produce and distribute energy

If we don’t change the way we produce and distribute energy; millions will be left behind.

The world is ...

STORY URL: http://www.worldenergy.org/publications/2014/global-electricity-initiative

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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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Behind the scenes: Swiss Re and Signorell Films

Folks from all walks of life and backgrounds have a part to play in building resilience. Don't believe me ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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WNYC: "Future Storms Could Lead to Financial Disaster"

Did you know that most city property in New York City - except public housing and hospitals - isn't properly insured ...

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Phil Ryan on the HuffPo: three points for urban resilience

Right on the heels of helping kick off Climate Week NYC, Swiss Re Americas Chair Phil Ryan is sharing his ...

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National Disaster Mitigation Strategy - Canada

2013 set a record in Canada as the first time the country has suffered two natural disasters causing more than ...

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Swiss Re goes to Washington (sort of)

On April 22, Earth Day, I spent the morning in Miami Beach,Florida, testifying before Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who ...

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