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Japan bids for top climate finance job, citing $1.5bn contribution

As the biggest donor to the Green Climate Fund, Japan said it had a ‘responsibility’ to ensure it is run well — Japan is making a play for one of the most politically critical jobs in international climate finance. The executive director vacancy at the Green Climate Fund has been openly advertised, with a 12 …

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Kerala shows how floods are changing

Across the world, cities and communities are underprepared for the new flooding regime that climate change is ushering in — The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been evacuated to over 4,000 relief camps. Tens of thousands remain stranded. …

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2 dead as multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island

Seismologists record a series of quakes throughout Sunday, the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday, followed nearly 12 hours later by a late evening quake measuring 6.9 and at least 5 more significant aftershocks — (MATARAM, Indonesia) Multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Sunday, August 19, …

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Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City — (MANILA, Philippines) What do Filipinos understand about resiliency? Are local communities prepared and resilient during disasters? These are some of the questions that the forum “Resilience Marketplace for Innovation forum” intends to answer. As one of …

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Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

‘There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok,’ says national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho — (MATARAM, Indonesia) The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was “exceptionally destructive” and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned …

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Lombok earthquake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Around 1,477 people are severely injured, with tens of thousands of homes damaged. Authorities say the death toll of 131 is likely to rise — (TANJUNG, Indonesia) The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, August 8, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and …

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Indonesia earthquake: lack of equipment hampers rescue efforts

Some rescuers forced to dig by hand after Lombok earthquake that killed at least 98 people — Rescuers on the Indonesian island of Lombok have been struggling to reach possible survivors after the devastating earthquake due to a lack of equipment. In some districts in northern Lombok, authorities said more than half the homes had …

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Severe Drought May Have Helped Hasten Ancient Maya’s Collapse

Chemical signatures from sediments in lake cores reveal that the centuries-long drought during the fall of Classic Maya civilization was worse than researchers had imagined — For centuries, the Maya people relied on rain to keep them alive. But then, suddenly, the skies went dry. At least, that’s what the latest research suggests. From about …

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In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and flooding — The 128-page plan is the second iteration of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme (NAP), which sets out the the government’s approach to dealing with current and future climate change. The first NAP …

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Study shows how politics affects local disaster management

Dr Maja-Leah V. Ravago says that based on their study, local officials tend to invest in short term disaster risk management measures that can be credited to their administration — MANILA, Philippines – With the rainy season underway, the government and organizations are bracing for the coming storms. This raises the question: How do local …

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