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Ebola: Facts and Figures

Filed in Library, News by on 2 January 2015
Ebola: Facts and Figures

A year ago the first Ebola incident was reported in Guinea. It spread step by step. Now with the latest figures published by The Economist, public health is at stake. In general it seems that the exponential growth can not be underestimated. The Economist reports” “Late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. […]

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The rising sea and value management

Filed in News, United Kingdom by on 1 January 2015
The rising sea and value management

The Environment Agency in the United Kingdom analysed and concluded that the next 20 years coastlines will erode due to climate change and sea level rising and that the protection of properties is considered to be too high and that £1 billion  worth of properties will disappear as a result. Valuable properties are at stake and need a […]

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OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks

Filed in Report by on 1 June 2014
OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks

By Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) This Recommendation is recognition of the escalating damages that occur due to extreme events. Total damage caused by natural and human-induced disasters in OECD and BRIC countries has been estimated at nearly USD 1.5 trillion over the last decade. New vulnerabilities and interconnections seem to amplify the […]

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Guide for Uncertainty Communication

Filed in Report by on 20 April 2014
Guide for Uncertainty Communication

By PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency “Dealing with uncertainty, in terms of analysis and communication, is an important and distinct topic for PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Without paying adequate attention to the role and implications of uncertainty, research and assessment results may be of limited value and could lead to incorrect policy decisions and […]

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

Filed in Report by on 3 April 2014
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced the report of IPCC Working Group II. It confirmed that the climate change now is influencing all continents and oceans. And more than that: we are simply not ready for the risks we face. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) brings forward the latest scientific knowledge and insights related […]

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013

Filed in Report by on 25 March 2014
WMO Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013

Press release World Meteorological Organization “Geneva, 24 March 2014 – The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s  Statement on the Status of the Climate 2013. The report confirmed that […]

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The Nature of Risk

Filed in Book by on 24 March 2014
The Nature of Risk

By David X Martin The Nature of Risk is an easy-to-understand, entertaining, and memorable story designed to help readers face one of modern life’s most important and difficult tasks—confronting risk. Free of complicated theories or formulas, The Nature of Risk relies instead on a cast of familiar, forest-dwelling animals, each of which embodies a different approach to risk management. […]

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