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Reducing climate change disaster risk

Climate change is bringing more severe floods, droughts and other extreme weather around the globe. What can be done to cut the risks?

As climate disasters mount, providing aid early gains traction Megan Rowling
Pakistan project wins prize for disaster-proofing villages Rina Chandran
U.S. overhauls flood insurance to meet rising climate change risks David Sherfinski
'Uninhabitable hell': Climate change and disease threaten millions Megan Rowling
Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands - and not come back Liam Taylor
U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules as risks rise Laurie Goering
Extreme weather the biggest reason people fled homes in 2020 Laurie Goering
Can virus stimulus vaccinate the poor against future crises? Laurie Goering
COVID-19: What lessons can we apply to battling climate change? Laurie Goering
Flood prevention could bring 'huge' payoff as global risks rise Laurie Goering
In Sierra Leone, Freetown's mayor is preparing for COVID-19 Laurie Goering
Climate change could spark 'global systemic crisis' - scientists Laurie Goering
Storm-hit Zimbabweans endure another rainy season in risky homes Farai Shawn Matiashe
To avert future flood chaos, Jakarta urged to defend nature Michael Taylor
As lightning strikes surge, Bangladesh plants a defence A.Z.M. Anas
Conserve or develop? Protecting floodplains could cut flood costs Carey L. Biron
Saving Indonesians from climate disasters, one tweet at a time Michael Taylor
Rising US losses from strong storms flag need for protection Anna Scholz-Carlson
Planners urged to look beyond history to judge climate risks Megan Rowling
Water harvesting has added benefit for Kenya: less flooding Caroline Wambui
As wildfires worsen, Californians harness tech for help Ellen Wulfhorst
Removable solar panels boost storm readiness in Dominica Laurie Goering
Mobile phone warnings set to aid climate-vulnerable Somali nomads Rosa Furneaux
US announces $30 mln to bolster coasts from flooding, rising seas Ellen Wulfhorst
South American cities harness tech and nature to tackle floods Anastasia Moloney
Richer nations urged to protect against wild weather as loss jumps Laurie Goering
Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front Naimul Karim
Virtual reality helps scare residents to flee looming storms Kate Ryan
Beyond shelter in a storm, Odisha eyes sturdier homes and power Manipadma Jena
As risks rise, too little spent to avert disasters: UN, Red Cross Megan Rowling
Protecting basic services from disasters saves cash - World Bank Megan Rowling
Big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia Rina Chandran
Pakistan races to protect mountain villages from runaway glaciers Rina Saeed Khan
Affordability, tradition curb Bangladesh demand for floating homes Rina Chandran
Storm-struck Mozambique must revamp climate preparations: Machel Laurie Goering
As climate shifts bring 'horror movie' floods, Rio fights to adapt Karla Mendes and Gregory Scruggs
As weather gets wilder, states urged to prepare for displacement Megan Rowling
Storm-hit Mozambique says it will seek help to build back better Megan Rowling
Seize opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique Mami Mizutori
Displaced by fighting, mudslides, Colombians struggle to rebuild Anastasia Moloney
Lebanon students get classes in surviving war and disasters Shanshan Chen
Shelter for man and beast: Can Indian cyclone refuges protect all? Colin Daileda
Storm-slammed Mozambique must rebuild for 'tomorrow's climate' Megan Rowling
Kitchen building material could cut urban flooding by half Michael Taylor
Bangkok fights floods with thirsty landscaping Rina Chandran
As climate risks surge, flood barriers rise in Britain Claudio Accheri and Laurie Goering
Kenyan farmers try to sweep away landslide risk with bamboo Kagondu Njagi
As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time Amantha Perera
Falling Freetown Nicky Milne and Timothy Moss
After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks Wesley Langat
Bangladesh cities join U.N. drive to build disaster defences Michael Taylor
Dominican Republic city prepares for hurricane season Sophie Hares
As climate risks grow, Pakistani Kashmir boosts emergency plans Roshan Din Shad
Mangroves and mapping help Mozambique tackle climate change Adela Suliman
African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk Nicole Hoey
LA makes plans for sudden shocks, long-term calamity Ellen Wulfhorst
With pumps and canals, Sri Lanka’s capital moves to cut flood risk Amantha Perera
Dominican Republic on long road to make hospitals, schools safer Anastasia Moloney
Award-winning Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods Gopal Sharma
Cooperation to curb Asia’s climate risks still too rare–scientists Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target climate-safe future Sophie Hares
Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains - and risks Munyaradzi Makoni
Will Sri Lanka turn to SMS storm warnings after "night from hell"? Amantha Perera
In Jakarta, flood-hit slumdwellers aim for a higher, drier future Zoe Tabary
Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs Reuters
U.S. government should manage climate risks as costs soar Reuters
As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts solutions Catherine Wilson
Flood-prone Bangkok struggles to keep canal slums dry Michael Taylor
From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods Rina Chandran
In flood-prone Jakarta, will "Giant Sea Wall" sink or swim? Thin Lei Win
Cameroon cleanup lets flood-hit residents sleep with "eyes closed" Amindeh Blaise Atabong
India plans 800-mile highway to curb floods in northeast Rina Chandran
After an August drenching, Karachi confronts rising flood risk Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean Sebastien Malo
Time to rethink the future of global governance through games Pablo Suarez
Poor nations suffer most deaths, economic pain from wild weather Laurie Goering
India's water-logged farmers try out revamped flood insurance Huizhong Wu
As wild weather worsens, Malawi forecasts get a $16 mln makeover Charles Mkoka
Crowdfunding restores ponds in drought-hit south India Rina Chandran
Caribbean life "as we know it" at serious risk - expert Anastasia Moloney
Insurance for poor could protect the most disaster-vulnerable Alex Whiting
Sri Lanka struggles to adapt as disasters become a new "normal" Amantha Perera
Faster data on disasters might help shield women and children Amantha Perera
From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in African cities Laurie Goering
New Ebola cases may show effect of improved alerts-global official Sophie Hares
Keeping track of disaster impact helps stave off risks: experts Sophie Hares
As disaster hits again, early warning messages fly in Sri Lanka Amantha Perera
Kiribati says it's in dire need of cash to combat climate change Sophie Hares
Haiti police will keep the peace when UN force leaves - president Sophie Hares
Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks - officials Sophie Hares
U.S. must not abandon Paris climate deal, U.N. official says Sophie Hares
Mexico urges wealthy nations to help poorer states tackle disaster Sophie Hares
Mexico: the epicentre of efforts towards a more resilient world Enrique Peña Nieto
'Gender blind' disaster risk planning undermines ability to cope Sophie Hares
Cash in on businesses to boost disaster protection - UN risk chief Sophie Hares
Afghanistan needs infrastructure overhaul to face risks ahead Sophie Hares
Island nations lead global struggle to build disaster resilience Robert Glasser
Building more risk not an option for Mexico - disaster official Sophie Hares
New 'vibe' as efforts to cut climate risk, spur development merge Maarten van Aalst
One person every second displaced by conflict, disaster in 2016 Lin Taylor
How can we lower disaster risk? Here are 3 ideas Katie Peters
World to tackle deadly disasters at U.N. forum Sophie Hares
U.N. disaster forum to push for risk-cutting plans Sophie Hares
Are governments finally facing up to the true cost of disasters? Megan Rowling
Climate-threatened Louisiana rebrands as 'master of disaster' Megan Rowling
Trump's climate order threatens U.S. disaster prevention: experts Sophie Hares
Are policy makers ready to prioritise climate resilience? Sven Harmeling
Disaster response goes digital - but not for all Megan Rowling
World prepares to come together on disaster prevention Robert Glasser & Luis Felipe Puente
Next 50 years will determine humans' outcome "for 10,000 years" Alex Whiting
Smart spending could tackle disasters in Uganda before they happen Zoe Tabary
Virtual reality game puts players in disaster driving seat Laurie Goering
Disaster-savvy students protect Bangladesh families from floods Mushfique Wadud
Pakistan's plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Disaster loss estimates ignore higher cost to poor - World Bank Megan Rowling
Governments are moving from managing disasters to managing risks Katie Peters and Emma Lovell
Want to solve global crises? $5 million prize seeks fresh ideas Laurie Goering
Children take the lead in cyclone early warnings in Bangladesh Rafiqul Islam
Dakar suburbs strive to turn floodwaters from foe to friend Megan Rowling
As more Bangladeshis survive cyclones, some wish they had died Laurie Goering
Early warning helps Pakistan's farmers prepare for drought season Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Efforts to prevent deaths in disasters mean people live to tell Robert Glasser
In India, ice towers could turn deadly lake into water bank Athar Parvaiz
Don't count on technology to save you in a disaster Megan Rowling
FACTBOX: Which countries are most at risk of disasters? Megan Rowling
Pakistan expands glacier monitoring in effort to cut disaster risk Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Mozambique city plans revamp to counter climate change risk Astrid Zweynert
India's most flood-prone state aided by new satellite mapping Manipadma Jena
Extreme flooding predicted to hit Mali's Inner Niger Delta Megan Rowling
Disasters cause fewer deaths, more financial losses: Munich Re Reuters
FACTBOX: Poor, unprotected nations suffer most disaster deaths Megan Rowling
To curb deaths from disasters, end poverty - U.N. chief Megan Rowling
Shortage of safe land blocks Sri Lanka disaster relocation efforts Amantha Perera
How to move on from disaster risk - literally Sohara Mehroze Shachi
Low spending to prevent disasters exposes poor: Red Cross Megan Rowling
A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money Ilan Kelman
Why disasters last longer than you think Katie Peters and Emily Wilkinson
Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather Justus Wanzala
Karachi opens heat relief centres in bid to cut death toll Aamir Saeed
Sri Lankan investment in disaster risk insurance gives fast payoff Amantha Perera
India's plan to tackle disasters neglects vulnerable - aid workers Nita Bhalla
British flood protection plans flawed, lawmakers conclude Reuters
With social media, "we could have saved more lives" Amantha Perera
Cities "woefully unprepared" for rising disaster risk - World Bank Laurie Goering
States urged to target disaster aid at poor as climate risks rise Megan Rowling
How to stay safe from climate threats? Talk to the neighbours Laurie Goering
Early warning can cut climate disaster losses in Africa Whitney Mulobela
Asia most exposed to disaster risk, Africa likely to suffer more Laurie Goering
Phone app to forecast risk of crop failure in Brazil Nadia Pontes
Veolia in talks to install New Orleans flood prevention system Reuters
UN aid summit urged to invest more in avoiding costly disasters Megan Rowling
It's time to switch from managing disasters to reducing risk Christos Stylianides, ECHO
How can science play a bigger part in reducing disaster risk? Robert Glasser, UNISDR
Stop ignoring costs of smaller disasters: UN risk chief Megan Rowling
Global action too slow to curb rising risks: ex-UN disaster chief Megan Rowling
In home-grown innovation, Pakistani village rises above flood woes Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
No phone signal in a disaster? Network 'in a box' to the rescue Aamir Saeed
What are the 3 keys to building real resilience to climate change? Laurie Goering
Cheap, off-the-shelf technology cuts Bangladesh climate losses Amantha Perera
Insurance gains clout as climate change solution for the poor Megan Rowling
Tweets turned into flood maps that could help save lives Megan Rowling
From Bangkok to Bhutan, growing cities race to outrun disasters Alisa Tang
Tanzania steps up efforts to manage surge in disasters Kizito Makoye
Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh's flood-hit children Syful Islam
Watch groups save lives in flood-prone Pakistan valleys Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods Alisa Tang
From parks to jobs, disaster prevention gets a makeover Megan Rowling
Weather warnings go unheeded where most needed Maina Waruru
Investments in African infrastructure exposed to climate risk Megan Rowling
Malawi floods expose need to step up disaster prevention Karen Sanje
Will East Asia's exploding cities put more people in harm's way? Thin Lei Win
Progress on global disaster plan lags over aid row Megan Rowling
Disaster reduction talks split on ways of tracking progress Megan Rowling
States, donors must do more to tackle rising disaster risk - UN Megan Rowling
Haitians learn to live with disaster upon disaster Anastasia Moloney
Himalayans tune in radio shows to reduce climate disaster risk Sujit Chakraborty
Early warnings need to be 'accessible, understandable' to work Saleem Shaikh
Protect mangroves to lower disaster risk, win cash - experts Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
India's "smart cities" would be stupid without disaster strategy Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash
Disasters have same human impact as tuberculosis - UN Megan Rowling
Philippine cities most at risk from disasters, study shows Joseph D'Urso
India faces worst urban flood risk, analysis suggests Kyle Plantz
Dakar women grow herb business from floodwater Kathryn M. Werntz
Disaster damage expected to hit $300 bln yearly, insurance key Chris Arsenault
Turning vague language into heroic acts Megan Rowling
Mega-disasters and urbanisation spur spike in displacement: report Megan Rowling
'Cyclone college' brings hope to India's vulnerable coast Stella Paul
Tackling disasters vital to end poverty - World Bank chief Megan Rowling
How to make women safer in disasters? Attack inequality Megan Rowling
President of cyclone-hit Vanuatu urges global action on disasters Megan Rowling
Can reducing disaster risk create a 'triple dividend'? Thomas Tanner, ODI
Start managing disaster threat or risk development gains - experts Megan Rowling
9 ways to measure disaster resilience better Aditya Bahadur and Emma Lovell, ODI
Health a fresh priority in disaster plan, talks snagged on aid Megan Rowling
We need a seismic shift in thought on cash to tackle disaster risk Jan Kellett and Charlene Watson
New global disaster plan sets targets to curb risk, losses Megan Rowling
New global disaster plan sets targets to curb risk, losses Megan Rowling
South Pacific's Vanuatu provides lessons in cyclone survival Reuters
Is it such a bad thing disaster talks got political? Harjeet Singh
Ten things to know about the Sendai disaster risk deal Megan Rowling
Climate pressures threaten political stability - security experts Laurie Goering
INTERVIEW-After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations Alisa Tang
Floods still swamp Pakistan despite improved warnings Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Philippines unveils high-speed food packing system for disasters Thomson Reuters Foundation
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