One of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Kiribati is taking a community-driven approach to provide safe drinking water and strengthen coastal protection in the face of drought, storm surges and rising seas.
Rising climate and disaster risk are threatening the safety and livelihood of communities across Central Asia. Improving weather, climate and hydrological services will be critical to saving lives and building resilient communities.
Even in a changing climate, countries can stem growing disaster losses if they have the resources they need to act fast. The new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) will help countries around the world build back faster, stronger and better after disasters and crises.
Development professionals from around DC joined us on November 14 at World Bank HQ to learn about ways to get involved with the global mapping community!
Sameh Wahba, Director of the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, sheds light on the importance of understanding disaster and climate risks for sustainable development<