Can Nature Help Us Manage Risk in a Time of Growing Climate Extremes?
Nature-based solutions are one of many tools available to build resilience to natural hazards. A new platform supported by GFDRR offers guiding principles for successful projects, and allows users to explore, compare, and analyze nature-based interventions across hazards and ecosystems.
Forecasting and long-term climate information can help make communities safer by enabling early warning systems, improving emergency response services, and identifying important investments in resilient infrastructure.
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) are supporting efforts to strengthen collaboration in global weather monitoring across the public and private sectors through a network known as the Global Weather Enterprise.
Malawi’s Recovery and Resilience Efforts Have Major Impact on Education
Devastated by flooding in 2015, Malawi has stepped up its efforts to build the country's resilience against future disasters, with a heavy focus on the education sector. To date, 20 schools have been rehabilitated in nine districts across Malawi.
With Dar Es Salaam's population expected to double by 2030, local authorities are developing and modernizing the future mega-city's emergency and disaster response capacity. Already, initial efforts have doubled the city's emergency communications coverage to 100 percent.