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Climate Change Consciousness Week events: ‘Science, policy, and climate action’

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CLIMATE ACTION. It is about time to take climate change seriously and take responsibility

The annual observance will run from November 20 to 24

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 20, 2017) — The Philippines will observe the Climate Change Consciousness Week from November 20, Monday, until November 24, Friday. Continue reading Climate Change Consciousness Week events: ‘Science, policy, and climate action’

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

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UNDERSTANDING MAPS. This is a screenshot of the maps on landslide and flood susceptibility from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Mines and Geosciences Bureau). The maps are in jpeg format, and require considerable work for reuse.

‘In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change, I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference’

August 2, 2017 — When addressing disasters and climate change, at what point does the geographic information become useful? Continue reading Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk

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A display at the Cop21 climate conference in Paris, 2015. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP
By tackling the environment we can also mitigate the impact of disasters, as heatwaves, droughts and floods threaten the lives of millions

March 3, 2016 — The Hyogo framework for action (HFA), adopted in January 2005 by UN member states, was an unprecedented move to promote saving lives and livelihoods from disasters over a decade. Has there been progress?

Continue reading Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk