Flood Risk and Public Health: An Unlikely Partnership in the Fight Against COVID-19
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
Exploring New Ways to Manage the Devastation Caused by Floods
In many countries, new approaches to flood management are replacing traditional reactive measures.
How Businesses Can Stay Alive When Struck by Disaster
Business interruption insurance is an essential tool for business continuity. How small and medium-sized enterprises handle post-disaster disruption could be the difference between reopening their doors or closing them for good.
The Pandemic Combined with Climate Change is Hitting the Poor Hard
The global response to COVID-19 should also be a springboard for action on climate change resilience so we can narrow the divide between rich and poor and keep everyone safe.
The Response to COVID-19 Should Also Be a Response to the Climate Crisis
Now is the time to ramp up actions on resilience so that society can beat the COVID-19 crisis while reducing the impact of climate threats.
Dual Threat in the Pacific: COVID-19 and Natural Hazards
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
Can the Pacific Become the World’s First Fossil-Fuel-Free Zone?
With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Taxing Emissions in Singapore
Singapore’s carbon tax is designed to maximize green investments while minimizing negative effects on the overall economy.
The One Thing Resilient Communities Need Most
To be resilient, urban poor and informal households need secure tenure, which is a household’s right to reside on the land on which they are living.
How Can We Help the Millions Displaced Each Year by Disasters?
Governments in the region need to invest more in prevention and response to the long-term impacts of disaster displacement.