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News:  COP21: Climate deal 'final draft' reached in Paris



Pages:  Risk & Resilience

Resilience—the capacity to absorb stress and maintain function Resilience insights    What exactly is resilience     Rebuilding with resilience    Conceptualizing Resilience Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises    Guidance to the resilience dividend model Resilience - the big picture: top themes and trends    How civil institutions build resilience How businesses use data to outsmart Nature's wrath    Boosting relience to modern day threats Adapting and reacting to measure an extreme event: a methodology to measure disaster community resilience Resilience by design    How can we better build disaster resilience    Toward resilience The road to resilience - managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus Dull Disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference Let's build infrastructure that no hurricane can erase Low earthquake... Read more...


White Papers:  A look ahead at COP20 and COP21

Interview with Tom Athanasiou Read more...


White Papers:  The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals

This work explores the implications of a potential international climate agreement on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.1 Governments are due to negotiate a climate agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21) in Paris, France at the end of 2015. The impact of the climate agreement on global development by 2030 will be significant and, although it is unlikely to significantly impact global warming or the frequency and severity of weather-related disasters in the period up to 2030, it will play a major role thereafter. Read more...


White Papers:  Briefing Note on the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) in Paris

The world cannot afford to perpetuate disconnect between disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change. Disaster risk and climate change are felt differently by different countries and communities. Read more...


White Papers:  World Bank Group unveils $16 Billion Africa Climate Business Plan to Tackle Urgent Climate Challenges

Titled Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development, the Africa Climate Business Plan will be presented at COP21, the global climate talks in Paris, on November 30. It lays out measures to boost the resilience of the continent’s assets – its people, land, water, and cities - as well as other moves including boosting renewable energy and strengthening early warning systems. Read more...


White Papers:  Five things you need to know about the Paris climate deal

The UN climate talks in Paris have ended with an agreement between 195 countries to tackle global warming. The climate deal is at once both historic, important – and inadequate. From whether it is enough to avoid dangerous climate change to unexpected wins for vulnerable nations, here are five things to help understand what was just agreed at COP21. Read more...