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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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When disaster hits: first steps to recovery

There's nothing good about being hit by a natural disaster, but a bad situation can be made even worse ...

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A flood solution in UK?

The British are a stoical bunch, not prone to moaning and groaning when things go wrong – I suppose it's ...

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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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In the tracks of Typhoon Haiyan

As Typhoon Haiyan dissipates over the Asian mainland, the images of devastation that have emerged from the Philippines are truly ...

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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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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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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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Warming of the climate system is unequivocal

It has never been so simple. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Human influence on the climate system is ...

STORY URL: IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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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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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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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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Where are all the hurricanes?

Those of us on the US East Coast were less than thrilled to hear in the spring that forecasting institutions ...

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