Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
Blog posts on "natural hazards"
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
Local perspectives on disaster risk are essential for resilience measures to be sustainable and effective.
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
In our October blog poll, we asked readers what they believed was the biggest climate change threat to people in Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most vulnerable region to the effects of climate change.
A new report by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Moving from Risk to Resilience: Sustainable Urban Development in the Pacific, argues that efforts to improve urban management in the Pacific can improve both the quality of life in the region’s cities and towns and, at the same time, build greater resilience to natural hazards and climate change-induced events.