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World ill-prepared for rising climate risks, but adaptation helps: IPCC report

1 April 2014

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The risks to people and the planet from climate change are growing, and the world is still poorly prepared to manage those risks even though it has learned more about how to adapt, a scientific report from the United Nations' climate panel said on Monday.

The report, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), observed that, in recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems "on all continents and across the oceans". These range from melting glaciers to falling wheat and maize yields, food price

Philippines: Tacloban to call typhoon summit

11 December 2013

By Denis McClean

Tacloban – The City of Tacloban which accounts for almost 50% of the dead and displaced in the Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) disaster, is to hold a summit inviting mayors and other public representatives to come to the city to talk about the lessons learned for disaster risk management.

The announcement comes with recognition by the city authorities that there were several barriers to compliance with evacuation procedures despite many sweeps through the most exposed neighbourhoods – or Barangays as they are known in the Philippines – by teams of local volunteers

Safety for our own life and our community: voices of persons with disabilities

5 December 2013

This book presents a collection of stories related to people with disabilities in disaster risk reduction from various authors working in humanitarian organizations in Vietnam. It was published on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 in Vietnam. It is aimed to serve as an evidence of the importance and need of inclusion people with disabilities in disaster risk reduction.

DWF presented a story : "Mr Kieu will not be scared of the next high flood, thanks to the construction of a choi!"



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