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Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITION
02 August 2019 15:49
Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launchedThe new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full sp...
July 2019 Edition of the DRR & Open Data Newsletter
26 July 2019 09:36
View this email in your browserFirst time reader? Subscribe here.World's biggest companies face $1 trillion in climate change risksA group of the world's biggest companies representing nearly $17 trillion (USD) in market capitalisation have valued their climate risk to their businesses at almost $1...
IRDR Contributed to the GAR2019
26 July 2019 09:18
Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have...
China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in Honiara
17 June 2019 14:15
From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms. Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by anothe...
Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Events’: a Call for Research Papers and Case Studies
11 June 2019 14:40
For more details and submission, please refer to the original link. The top two papers will be announced at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Kuala Lumpur on March 16-17, 2020. The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in c...
IRDR Working Paper Series – Volumn 1
11 May 2019 22:13
This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to …
Working paper series
IRDR Working Paper Series - Volumn 1
11 May 2019 10:09
This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to ‘Expand IRDR Network and Scientific Output’ (No. 5 of the IRDR Action Plan 2018-2020). This Working Paper Series is thus spec...
30 innovations for Disaster Risk Reduction
24 April 2019 10:46
This publication is developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service...
IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed by National Climate Change Risk Assessment Panel of New Zealand
15 April 2019 11:28
The Minister for Climate Change welcomes the Ministry for the Environment’s appointment of an expert panel to create the framework for New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed. “The National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) wil...
Register for Science and Policy Forum of 2019 Global Platform for DRR
09 April 2019 14:58
Download for flyer: [download id="13892"] Registration is now open for the Science and Policy Forum, organised by the ISC, UNISDR, the UNISDR Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) and the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme. The Science and Policy Forum will take place on 13 -...
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