A new Stanford-led study provides information on how to invest in natural coastal ecosystems that the Bahamian government, community leaders and development banks are applying in post-disaster recovery and future storm preparation in the Bahamas.
New research suggests that climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings, which are vulnerable to hot and dry weather, to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, possibly contributing to abrupt forest loss. The results highlight how future fires in similar sites may catalyse transitions from forest to non-forest ecosystems.
After 2017’s record year of billion-dollar disaster events and additional hurricanes and fires in 2018, a new study reveals that inconsistent non-profit resources across different jurisdictions had impacted disaster recovery efforts, especially in areas that needed the most help. Despite inconsistencies, non-profits still provide essential support and funding.
Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency has announced that there will be classes on disaster mitigation at 250,000 schools located in disaster-prone areas. The classes will either be integrated into the curriculum or through extracurricular activities and, unlike previous efforts, anyone can administer them, not just ministry staff.
A new UNESCAP report analyses the impact of disasters on SIDS and maps out the impact on a cluster of SDGs. While the Pacific SIDS are heavily reliant on ocean resources, most of the disasters that affect them are oceanogenic. To build resilient SIDS, there is a need to connect the dots - science, geospatial data, statistics, and policy interfaces.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
A religious leader in the Philippines has said that during the post-Typhoon Yolanda recovery, more than 30,000 families have benefited from the Catholic Church's PHP 3.2 billion rehabilitation and reconstruction program. The program is one success amid several innovative accomplishments that have helped the Church implement its recovery projects.