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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2013

High-level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP)

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Drought is widely recognized as a slow creeping natural

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46

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6

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11/03/2013 to 15/03/2013

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Geneva

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International Conference Centre (CICG)

Event Organisers: 

UNCCD and WMO

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UNIDO

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Toward Resilience: ECB publishes guide for Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

Toward Resilience: A Guide to

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Wed, 13/02/2013 - 10:05
Wed, 02/13/2013

United Nations/Indonesia International Conference on Integrated Space Technology Applications to Climate Change

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Introduction

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-6

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107

Date: 

02/09/2013 to 04/09/2013

Venue: 

Borobudur Hotel

Venue City: 

Jakarta

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

Language of event: 

1

4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction “Invest today for a Safer Tomorrow”

The 4th Global Platform for

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Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:29

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46

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6
Wed, 02/06/2013

4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction “Invest today for a Safer Tomorrow”

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The Fourth Session of the Global Platform for

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46

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6

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19/05/2013 to 23/05/2013

Venue City: 

Geneva

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International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG)

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR.

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1

Extreme rainfall coincides with rising global temperature

A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise.

In the most comprehensive review of changes to extreme rainfall ever undertaken, researchers evaluated the association between extreme rainfall and atmospheric temperatures at more than 8000 weather gauging stations around the world.

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Mon, 04/02/2013 - 13:42

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-35

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139
Mon, 02/04/2013

Extreme weather events: Developing countries hit hardest in 2011

In 2011, poorer developing countries have been hit much harder in average than other countries, according to the new edition of the Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha on 27 November. Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced. Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Laos and Thailand appear in the CRI’s 10 most-affected countries; all recorded their severest natural hazards-related catastrophes in 2011. For the period 1992 to 2011, Honduras, Myanmar and Nicaragua rank highest.

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Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:36
Fri, 11/30/2012

Arctic sea ice hits smallest extent in satellite era

Satellite data reveal how the new record low Arctic sea ice extent, from Sept. 16, 2012, compares to the average minimum extent over the past 30 years(in yellow) .

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Fri, 21/09/2012 - 10:39
Fri, 09/21/2012

Jamaican Meteorological Service

The mission of the Meteorological Service is to take full advantage of the present knowledge of weather and climate, to take steps to improve significantly that knowledge and to foresee and prevent potential man-made changes in climate that might be adverse to the well-being of humanity.

Website: http://www.metservice.gov.jm/

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