Floods account for 43% of all recorded disaster events in the past 20 years. Will climate change exacerbate flooding events? How much will sea level rise? How extreme will rainfall be? What we do know is that the best way to cope with uncertainty is flexibility.
Recognizing the cross-border nature of climate and disaster risks in the region, the countries of South Asia are pursuing a regional approach to building hydromet capacity.
The need for urban resilience is urgent, the funding gap intimidating, the challenges complex. But if cities and investors can team up with the help of multilateral institutions, the cities of the world will be much closer to achieving resilience.
Putting in place disaster finance at an early stage can help create the certainty and predictability required to develop good planning and systems for response and recovery.
The Virtual Reality climate change project that shared Fiji’s climate change story with global leaders at COP23 has returned home to Fiji, with thousands expected to see the film in the coming weeks.
A World Bank project recently analyzed the flows of people within the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince using cell phone data, and identified the most critical links in the urban transportation system.
Over the past 85 years, civil protection in Romania has developed into a strong, reliable system that is able to provide rapid response to disaster.
A virtual reality film which highlights climate change impacts in Fiji is set to make its return tour next week. Supported by GFDRR, the film has already been seen by more than 600,000 people worldwide, including many global leaders at COP23.
With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, the government of Nepal is undertaking a resilient reconstruction program for 650,000 households affected by the two devastating earthquakes that hit the country in 2015.
In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with natural disaster, civil war, displacement, and other shocks.