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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2012)
  • Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2012)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2014
  • This Atlas seeks to raise awareness of changing characteristics (frequency, location, severity) of weather, climate and water-related hazards and other challenges to collecting and analysing disaster risk information. It presents a worldwide analysis of extreme weather, climate and water events, drawing on the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). The Atlas compares the reported impacts of meteorological, climatic and hydrological extremes (as categorised by CRED) on people and economi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Climate change, Desertification, Disasters, Drought, Drylands, Environment, Floods, Information and data, Meteorology, Risk management

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Vietnam
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Vietnam investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for the Philippines
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for the Philippines investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Lao PDR
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for LAO PDR investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Indonesia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Indonesia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Services in Southeast Asia. Country assessment report for Cambodia
  • National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NHMS), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2013
  • This Country Assessment Report for Cambodia investigates the capacity of the national hydrological and meteorological services (NHMSs) and recommends improvements through a regional approach. Initial assessments in the report show the cost-effectiveness of strengthening national hydro-meteorological services through regional cooperation for reducing adverse impacts of natural hazard-induced disasters and climate change which know no national boundaries.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Environment, Hydrology, Meteorology, Water management, Water quality

Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • World Bank. September 2013
  • This report underscores the urgent need to strengthen National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), especially those in developing countries, and provides cost-benefit estimates of the return that countries can hope to achieve. It also offers a recommended approach that has been tested and implemented in Europe, in Central and South Asia, and countries in other regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Hydrology, Meteorology, Resilience

Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas

Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. Executive summary
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. November 2012
  • Executive summary of report Turn Down the Heat. Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Ecosystems, Food security, Health, Meteorology, Vulnerability, Water scarcity, Water security

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