Foresight can be a valuable tool in both climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, as well a useful method to integrate the two approaches.
The IFRC World Disasters Report 2016 has a clear message: investing in prevention saves money and life in the long term. Markus Leitner went along to the launch event in Vienna
A two-day workshop to examine the long-term trends and priorities for CCA & DRR policy, practice and research.
A well-attended Resilient Cities event raised some interesting questions about terminology and the benefits of nature-based adaptation solutions.
Only by dovetailing Sendai and Paris will the outcomes of these international negotiations be mutually strengthened.
Eleni Karali and Elisa Calliari report from the Understanding Risk Forum 2016 in Venice on the role of risk assessments for disaster risk reduction and climate risk management, and the application of disaster risk modelling and impacts of extreme weather and climate related events on regional and national economies.
Tânia Salvaterra reports from the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam on the science-practice session on ecosystem based approaches for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
As the frequency and severity of crises increase, there’s a growing realisation of the need for new approaches to humanitarian assistance.
Still in its first year, how can PLACARD’s vision best be shaped to support the goals set by the most recent international agreements?
Markus Leitner reports from Geneva on how climate change adaptation is reflected in the DRR community.