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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?


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
Opinion
Disaster displacement is a 21st century challenge Mami Mizutori & Alexandra Bilak
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
Island nations lead global struggle to build disaster resilience Robert Glasser
Building more risk not an option for Mexico - disaster official Sophie Hares
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
Are governments finally facing up to the true cost of disasters? Megan Rowling
Opinion
Climate-threatened Louisiana rebrands as 'master of disaster' Megan Rowling
Trump's climate order threatens U.S. disaster prevention: experts Sophie Hares
Opinion
Are policy makers ready to prioritise climate resilience? Sven Harmeling
Disaster response goes digital - but not for all Megan Rowling
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
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