Bangladesh research network builds climate knowledge and resilience

January 31, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Danielle Falzon, Brown University “Gobeshona” is the Bangla word for research. It is also the name of an innovative knowledge network of climate change researchers in Bangladesh working to build capacity to adapt to climate […]

World Economic Forum yet again warns that climate change is greatest threat to world economy

January 29, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Elisa Jiménez Alonso The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its 2018 Global Risk Report and, once again, climate change has gained a prominent position in the risk ranking. Extreme weather events and natural […]

Helping communities recover faster after disaster

January 25, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: MercyCorps The headlines in 2017 were full of heart-wrenching stories and images of natural disasters wreaking havoc on communities around the world. When disaster strikes, the immediate concern of all humanitarian responders is, and […]

Six takeaways from Zurich Insurance’s position on climate change

January 13, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global insurance giant Zurich, one of the world’s largest companies, has published its updated position on climate change. The view of large insurance companies on the potential impact of climate change is particularly […]

Live discussion: closing the gender gap for a more resilient world

January 12, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, our friends at the excellent website are hosting an expert panel to discuss how achieving parity between women and men would boost the resilience of societies and economies […]

Batman’s Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anne Manning, Colorado State University If a community is resilient, it can withstand and recover from an unanticipated disaster, like an earthquake, fire or flood. But since every disaster and every community is unique, a […]

The $300 bean stew: report uncovers huge disparity in affordability of food around the world

January 9, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: The World Food Programme The cost of a plate of food in the world’s poorest countries can reach hundreds of US dollars in purchasing power equivalent, new research from the World Food Programme has […]

Resilience and the fragile city

January 5, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: John de Boer United Nations University Over the past 40 years, the urban population in lower income and fragile countries has increased by an astonishing 326 percent. Continuing population growth and urbanisation are projected to add another […]

What social insects can teach us about resilient infrastructure

January 4, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Eliza Middleton Accidents, natural disasters and random or targeted attacks can cripple human infrastructure. Our transportation networks, supply chains and communication networks are increasing in size and becoming more complex as our populations grow. How […]