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Global Risks 2015: Extreme weather events second biggest risk

The 2015 edition of the Global Risks report ranks extreme weather events among the two top risks.

The Global Risks Report 2015, issued by the World Economic Forum on 16 January 2015 finds extreme weather events the number two top global risk in terms of likelihood. It is exceeded only by interstate conflicts. Both are followed by failure of national governance systems (3), state collapse or crisis (4) and high structural unemployment or underemployment (5).

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Fri, 16/01/2015 - 09:36

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Online course on climate change & disaster risk

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Weather-related disasters put a high toll on national economies and local livelihoods. Climate change is exacerbating the impacts associated with droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. According to the Stern Report, "climate change will affect the basic elements of life for people around the world - access to water, food production, health, and the environment".

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15/12/2014 to 09/01/2015

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Thu, 15/01/2015

Event Organisers: 

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), India

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NASA: New instrument to better understand climate change

NASA's Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument

On Saturday 10 January 2015, NASA's Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument was launched to help researchers model and predict climate changes on Earth.

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Tue, 13/01/2015 - 11:08

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SMOS: Measuring seawater salinity from space

Sea-surface salinity and ocean circulation

Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.

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Wed, 31/12/2014 - 08:37

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation – Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk

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26/05/2015 to 28/05/2015

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Bonn

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UN Campus Bonn

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  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

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German Aerospace Center (DLR ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the support of Secure World Foundation, the City of Bonn, and Digital Globe

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Data application of the month: Mapping land cover

GLC-SHARE: Global land cover map based on data from multiple sources launched in 2014

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Data application of the month: Land Cover
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New database on climatic conditions launched

ESOK is an entry point to millions of climate-related records

The National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan, Province of China, launched a new database on climatic conditions. The Earth Science Observation Knowledgebase (ESOK) includes 10.44 million records on atmosphere, hydrology, ocean currents, tectonics and space.

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Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:30

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Climate Symposium 2014

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Satellite observations are a key element in an integrated and sustained climate observing system and have been critically important for monitoring and understanding the Earth’s climate system during the past several decades.

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13/10/2014 to 17/10/2014

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Darmstadtium Science and Congress Centre

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Darmstadt

Venue Country: 

  • Germany

Event Organisers: 

WCRP, EUMETSAT

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European Commission, ESA, City of Darmstadt, CNES

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Small Island Developing States: Strengthening partnerships for disaster risk management

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is currently being held in Samoa. The goal of the four-day conference which will conclude today, is to focus attention on Small Island Developing States - a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

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Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:58

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ICIMOD: Closer collaboration with Nepal Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Much of ICIMOD’s research focuses on the science of climate change&adaptation

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) of Nepal.

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Thu, 14/08/2014 - 10:54

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