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  1. Library Resource
    janvier, 2016

    South Africa experiences droughts on a regular basis, often associated with significant negative impacts on society and the economy. Droughts can be forecast, and South African climate scientists have been developing computer-generated models to forecast El Niño-induced droughts. Even so, there is a tendency to implement remedial interventions when droughts occur, rather than implementing proactive and preventative strategies. Being reactive seems to be a defining feature of South African water-resource management. This has also been the case with the 2015/2016 drought.

  2. Library Resource
    janvier, 2006
    Brésil, Amérique latine et Caraïbes

    The focus of the project is on increasing the resistance of the physical environment to landslide activity; and building capacity of the community to decrease their vulnerability to landslides when they do occur. Project activities will include: 1. Identifying critical points of erosion and deforestation in Macacos Hill; 2. Promoting Reforestation of Macacos Hill, with the help of residents; 3.

  3. Library Resource
    janvier, 2013
    Burkina Faso, Mauritanie, Gambie, Mali, Soudan du Sud, Sénégal, Niger, Érythrée, Asie occidentale, Afrique septentrionale

    This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel in terms of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, conflict/cooperation and human security at various scales and in a variety of contexts. The Climate Change, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security (CLICO) project builds on interdisciplinary and cross-comparative research covering a variety of geographical scales and historical contexts to unravel social, political, environmental/ ecological and economic conditions in relation to the environment.

  4. Library Resource
    janvier, 2012
    Chine, Asie orientale, Océanie

    Background Pastoralists have long inhabited vast areas of western China, including the Tibetan Plateau region. Their traditional land use practices and cultural conservation ethic have helped to protect the natural resource base upon which they depend and the wildlife that co-exist with them in the grassland landscapes.

  5. Library Resource
    janvier, 2002
    Inde, Turquie, Asie occidentale, Afrique septentrionale, Asie méridionale

    How can links between disaster mitigation and urban planning be strengthened? Can urban livelihood strategies reduce poor city dwellers’ vulnerability to disaster? Scant attention is currently paid by relief organisations to urban planning and disaster mitigation, according to a recent Care International report.

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