Drought

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The purpose of this contributing paper is to demonstrate scalable and replicable methods to advance and integrate the use of Earth observations to support risk-informed decision making, based on documented national and subnational needs and requirements.
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This contributing paper presents a mapping tool that connects the seven World Meteorological Organization (WMO) state of the climate indicators to climate change impacts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Creating, sustaining, and increasing adoption of impact databases with sufficient quality faces significant challenges. Digital media mining may be useful to complement existing databases.
SRSG in the Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a living example of the importance of resilient infrastructure and good governance, two key factors in disaster risk reduction policies.
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, has joined the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, prioritising the improvement of its watershed management.
The compound effects of these events with the COVID-19 pandemic during the last 18-months, clearly demonstrates the need for greater investment in disaster risk reduction and a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk management. Europe has seen a number of dramatic events across its territory, many of which exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. Climate extreme events such as flooding and wild fires have caused great trauma across different regions of Europe, as seen with the dramatic forest fires in Greece and the Mediterranean basin, floods affecting Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg this summer and only recently in parts of France, to name but a few. Other natural disasters such as the volcanic eruption severely affecting the Canary Islands demonstrate the very complex risk landscape across the European region and the extent to which solidarity and cooperation in these difficult times is critical.
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on the 2017-18 drought in the Argentine Pampas. It focusses on its impacts on agriculture. The drought had large impacts on production and yields of summer crops.
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The $5.5 million project aims to reduce the impacts of disasters caused by hazards by increasing the utilization of early warning and risk information in Cambodia and Lao PDR.
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The year 2020 saw Asia-Pacific deal with the dual occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic along with climate-related disasters, which triggered cascading impacts across sectors. As the region was already not projected to achieve any of the Sustainable
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