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What's needed to achieve climate resilience in Asia?

This blog captures the key recommendations for the UN Climate Action Summit from Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’s session on the importance of systems thinking in building inclusive climate resilience at the Asia Pacific Climate Week in September 2019.

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What's needed to achieve climate resilience in Asia?

Hurricane Dorian: Harbinger of the new normal

On September 1, 2019 destructive winds and storm surge from Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. In the days that followed, the storm weakened but expanded in size as it moved northward up the Atlantic coast of the United States.  Climate change is intensifying the impacts of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma in 2017, Florence in 2018, and now Dorian in 2019, highlighting the need for coastal communities to start planning and building for what used to be the outer edge of extreme and is now becoming all too normal.

 

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Hurricane Dorian: Harbinger of the new normal

Cyclone Fani: Building disaster resilience one step at a time

On May 3, 2019 Cyclone Fani made landfall on the east coast of India, devastating homes and livelihoods. The road of recovery will be a challenging one. However, thanks to effective early warning systems and evacuation protocols established following Cyclone Odisha in 1999, loss of life was minimal. These successes illustrate the value of learning from disaster events to build resilience. At the same time, Fani’s impact on livelihoods clearly identifies the next priority for adaptive learning.

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Cyclone Fani: Building disaster resilience one step at a time

Missing Voices and a New Approach to Community Research

Though marginalised gender groups are more vulnerable to the risks of disasters their experiences are rarely included in research. Practical Action has pioneered new approaches to include and highlight these missing voices while researching flood early warning systems in Nepal and Peru.

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Missing Voices and a New Approach to Community Research

Gender and Early Warning Systems: Lessons from Nepal and Peru

Women and other marginalised gender groups are more vulnerable to the impacts of disasters. Experiences from Nepal and Peru show that women and gender minorities are often not given enough consideration or opportunity to contribute in the development and implementation of Early Warning Systems. 

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Gender and Early Warning Systems: Lessons from Nepal and Peru
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