Natural Disasters

A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or damage property, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience and on the infrastructure available.In modern times, the divide between natural, man-made and man-accelerated is quite difficult to draw with human choices like architecture, fire, resource management or even climate change potentially playing a role. An adverse event will not rise …

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Publications

NSP: New Society Publishers · 11 June 2024 English

Leadership for the Great Transition—a changemaker’s toolkit for cultivating personal and community resilience The Regeneration Handbook offers an abundance of insights, stories, tools, practices, and resources for experienced and aspiring …

own lives. More frequent and devastating natural disasters, the Great Recession, and the coronavirus


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 30 May 2024 English

Insights on how private capital can finance natural infrastructure to meet our water needs, including an assessment of applicability of the finance instruments to the Canadian Prairies region.

change increases the severity and frequency of natural disasters, risk reduction may become a greater motivator unforeseen circumstances such as catastrophic natural disasters (e.g., wildfires, pest infestations), the


Canadian Council for International Cooperation · 29 May 2024 English

Given the rise of the Indo-Pacific region, and the profound impacts of the region on the lives of all Canadians, the Government of Canada recognized the need for a comprehensive, …

providing humanitarian assistance in times of natural disasters and conflict, providing opportunities for


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 23 May 2024 English

Natural resources play fundamental roles in our well-being and lives. Oceans, forests, lakes, rivers, and grasslands—and the biodiversity they support—contribute to nourishing us, regulating air quality, cleansing water, and myriad …

countries are more and more vulnerable to natural disasters such as desertification, floods, and forest


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 17 May 2024 English

GDP growth suggests sound economic development in Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2020. In contrast, a study of the nation's comprehensive wealth paints a picture of moderate progress at …

markets, as well as to building resilience to natural disasters. Figure 3 shows that Trinidad and Tobago experienced


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 17 May 2024 English

For decades, national policy-making has focused on GDP, with growth celebrated as the main standard for deciding how well countries are doing. Yet GDP is a short-term indicator that captures …

cities and islands, reducing the impacts of natural disasters to which the country is prone, among other


CIRANO: Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations · 16 May 2024 French

Les résultats des analyses de contenu et des entretiens menés auprès de gestionnaires et de dirigeants œuvrant dans l’industrie agroalimentaire québécoise mettent en lumière quatre principaux types de motivations : …

peu de contrôle : Erratic weather patterns, natural disasters and other shocks can and have impacted the vulnerable to adverse weather conditions and natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, frosts, earthquakes pestilence. Adverse weather conditions and natural disasters can lower crop yields and reduce crop size


MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 14 May 2024 English

What the World Might Look Like examines the way resilience stories have come to dominate the settler-colonial imagination and explores alternative approaches to resilience writing that instead offer decolonial models …

connections between state responses to “natural” disasters and practices of racial and colonial violence


AUP: Athabasca University Press · 14 May 2024 English

In every sphere of life, division and intolerance has polarized communities and entire nations. The learned construction of the Other—an evil “enemy” against whom both physical and discursive violence is …

With rapid climate changes, devastating natural disasters, and the ensuing displacement of people,


Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement · 9 May 2024 English

Additionally, several INCREMENTALLY young people involved in the program cited the EXPANDING YOUTH supportive relationships and cultural teachings Chatham-Kent’s 2021 CIF initiative, Ambition provided by the CIF program and the …

& mentorship, holistic people experienced natural disasters such as of Youth Success they hold to affect


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