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  • Disaster-resilient buildings

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    Technology
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    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

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  • Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa

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    Poor people living in hazardous and unhealthy environments in urban areas may find their difficulties compounded by the consequences of climate change. These include those who construct their shelters on steep, unstable hillsides, or along the foreshore on former mangrove swamps or tidal flats.

  • Climate and health country profile: Colombia

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    This Colombian country profile identifies areas for action,formulated in 11 specific regional adaptation plans. Efforts are concentrated in the most vulnerable areas of the country.

    Colombia is a country of diverse geography and climatic regions including tropical rainforests, savannas, steppes, deserts and mountainous areas.

    In terms of population health, Colombia has made continued progress in attainment of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • An uncertain future: law enforcement, national security and climate change

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    Climate change has the potential to cause radical changes in lifestyle and mass migration as people seek out ever-diminishing resources. The tensions that will accompany such shifts could be profound as communities react to large influxes of newcomers and people struggle to adapt to ever more severe weather events. This in turn could place an ever-increasing burden on national security forces as they seek to maintain stability domestically and with bordering nations.

  • Potato Storage and Processing

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    Potato Storage and Processing

    Potatoes are the fourth-largest food crop after rice, wheat, and maize. This brief describes how to make best use of them.

  • Spurs and Dykes for Flood Protection

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    Spurs and Dykes for Flood Protection

    Spurs and dykes are structures that protect river banks and contain flood waters. They can be built by communities using stones and wire.

  • Climate change - take action now! A guide to supporting the local actions of children and young people with special emphasis on girls and young women

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    A guide to supporting the local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women. This guide was developed by ECI in cooperation with UNICEF, FAO and the Big 6 youth organizations (YMCA, YWCA, World Organization of Scouts Movement (WOSM), World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the Dike of Edinburgh’s Award (IAA). This guide is intended to support youth and adult facilitators who work with children to help them to design and implement their local projects to combat climate change