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?

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
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