Flash floods have increased and become more unpredictable, and their toll on lives and livelihoods is growing as well. There is much we still don’t know about how to manage floods, but there are key policy actions we can take now.
COVID-19 has triggered interest in swapping national debt for action on climate change adaptation.
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.
In many countries, new approaches to flood management are replacing traditional reactive measures.
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 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.
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.
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.
With key reforms, Pacific states could move toward cleaner, more affordable sources of energy that eventually eliminate fossil fuels completely.
Singapore’s carbon tax is designed to maximize green investments while minimizing negative effects on the overall economy.