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Geneva, Switzerland/ New York, USA / Incheon, Korea According to UN data, today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. COVID-19 is ravaging the world, challenging cities and their
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Over the last 20 years, disasters in Asia-Pacific have become more numerous and expensive, and cities are where the impacts of these disasters are most acutely felt. Climate change is one large driver of risk, but urbanization and the increase in
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On 28 July 2021, UNDRR GETI together with the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) conducted a webinar session on the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund). The session was part of
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Register Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world, and increasingly, those disasters are occurring in urban settings. Cities face multiple hazards that threaten their social and economic development, these include storms, floods
MCR 2030
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), in collaboration with the Arab Towns Organization, organized a webinar titled “Arab Cities towards Resilience: Introduction to Making Cities
Travnik MCR2030 Workshop
Travnik, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina – On 5 June 2021, a workshop for finalisation of the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities (and Public Health Scorecard Addendum) took place in Travnik, Capital of Central Bosnia Canton. This
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Floods are one of the most destructive natural hazards in the world. They cannot be prevented but their impacts can be minimized. Changes in climate and urbanization increase the severity and frequency of flood events in Turkey. Mersin is selected as a
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Lima is the second driest city in the world and its rapid urban expansion has further exerted pressure in the existing provision of basic services, particularly water. By - Susana M. Rojas Williams Lima, with close to 10 million inhabitants, is considered
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Urban areas are growing tremendously. The United Nations estimates that almost 70% of the global population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. At the same time, extreme weather events such as heatwaves get more frequent due to climate change and
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On the western part of India, Thane is a rapidly urbanizing city in the Mumbai Metropolitan region. Thane Creek, which joins the Ulhas River has several indigenous fishing settlements or koliwadas on its coastal edges, along with rich ecosystems. The