High unemployment and Coronavirus hit flood and landslide preparations in Bangladesh

Increased unemployment and income loss caused by Coronavirus will make it harder for vulnerable communities in Bangladesh to prepare for floods and landslides this monsoon season.

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High unemployment and Coronavirus hit flood and landslide preparations in Bangladesh

Let the Money Flow: Funding Flood Resilience at Local Levels

The Green Climate Fund is currently reviewing its work plan for engagement in the water sector. Reconsidering the make-up of its portfolio; how funding is distributed and projects implemented will be a critical step in ensuring flood resilience is built at regional, national and local levels. Ensuring it’s easier for subnational governments and NGOs to apply for funding for the Green Climate Fund to implement proven flood resilience programming is an essential first step in helping communities around the world fight the growing impacts of climate change.

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Let the Money Flow: Funding Flood Resilience at Local Levels

Carrying out research during lockdown: how to do remote surveys in rural communities

Mercy Corps and Practical Action’s report Avoiding a perfect storm: COVID-19 and floods in Nepal is based on findings from a remote, telephone, survey we conducted with 46 Community Disaster Management Committees (CDMC) which we work with as part of our programmes within the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance. As we are sure others are having to change the way they collect information or data from communities we thought we’d share some of our reflections from this experience. 

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Carrying out research during lockdown: how to do remote surveys in rural communities

A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks

The COVID-19 crisis demonstrates the need to invest much more in pre-disaster risk reduction and preparedness for a range of risks, including climate change and its accompanying hazards such as flooding. But what, asks Swenja Surminski, does this kind of investment need to consider in practice – and why is ‘resilience’ not already widely taken into account when making policy and investment decisions?

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A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks

Eco-solutions: How to build a case for their scaling up?

5 June 2020 is World Environment Day. This year, special focus is given on nature conservation with the theme ‘It’s time for nature’. By deliberately using ecosystem’s services and processes, we can address many of our existing problems, such as climate change and disaster risk. There is a growing pantheon of terminology for these ‘nature-based actions’ that for ease of understanding we are grouping as eco-solutions. In this blog, we outline a new approach to critically analyze eco-solutions, or any other ingenious solution for that matter, with a view to increasing their uptake and understand what need to change to take them to scale.

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