Disaster risk reduction
Climate change affects disaster risks through the increase in weather and climate hazards. It also increases the vulnerability of communities to natural hazards, particularly through ecosystem degradation, reductions in water and food availability, and changes to livelihoods. The CTCN provides technical assistance’s such as strengthening countries’ early warning systems, ability to respond to flooding and capacities to assess climate change vulnerability- approaches which all require proper data, information and monitoring systems. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Disaster risk reduction
Development of a Multi-Hazard Platform for forecasting local level climate extremes and physical hazards for Iskandar MalaysiaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:
A flurry of recent disasters in Malaysia has prompted increased concern over the impacts of extreme temperatures, strong winds and air pollution. These events have also revealed poor coordination and weak forecasting capacity for the prediction of floods and landslides, which has become increasingly important for major cities faced with the effects of climate change.
Increase the water supply system resilience by managing aquifers recharge (MAR) and incorporating drought risks modelling as a planning tool for climate change adaptation measuresType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
St. Kitts and Nevis are already experiencing some of the effects of climate variability and change through damages from an increase in average atmospheric temperature, reduced average annual rainfall, and the potential for an increase in the intensity of tropical storms.
Conflicting and growing demands for water from various sectors place pressure on the limited financial resources available. The island has been exploring groundwater sources to meet demands. Access to critical information within the water sector is vital.
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Nepal is highly vulnerable to climate impacts, especially in the water sector where resources have been significantly depleted. One of the most susceptible districts is Ramechap, located above the Sunkoshi River, where the land is extremely dry and decreasing precipitation is severely impacting farmers. Water resources are especially vulnerable at high elevations where they are more sensitive to variability in rainfall patterns and timing, which contribute to increased drought frequency.
Development of a Marine Dynamics database for the Panamanian coasts to assess vulnerability and climate change impacts to sea level riseType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para aumentar la resiliencia de comunidades rurales de montaña en áreas naturales protegidas afectadas por episodios climáticos extremosType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The geographical location of Honduras between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans exposes it to numerous and diverse natural hazards and extreme weather events. The impacts of climate change vary across the country: in the Caribbean, cyclones are more common, while in the center and south drought is more prevalent, along with the recurrent effects of the El Niño and La Niña phenomenon. Due to the topography, landslides are also quite common.