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Reinventing business research | Rio’s call to action on disaster risk reduction By Dizery Salim RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June 2012 - The largest UN summit ever organized closes today with an urgent worldwide call for accelerated implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction agreed by all UN member States seven years ago. Against a backdrop of 1.3 million deaths, 4.4 billion people affected and $2 trillion in economic losses from disasters since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Heads of State and high-level representatives urged States, international financial institutions, international organizations and civil society "to accelerate implementation" of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, who is in Rio de Janeiro for the summit, commended the declaration's focus on future risk levels. "The potential for disaster is always rising.

Training videos: Damage and Loss Assessment | GFDRR This course has been designed for professionals in client countries, World Bank and partner agencies involved in post-disaster assessments. The course objective is to create a critical mass of professionals capable of conducting Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DaLA) following a major disaster. The training course exposes participants to the conceptual framework as well as practical applications of the DaLA methodology. The following video clips were recorded during the DaLA training at World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C., between June 7 and 10, 2010. Roberto Jovel, lead DaLA expert, conducted the training. The video clips are organized by session and keep the sequence of the actual training event in nine blocks. 1. The first presentation reviews the objective and structure of the training, including the ultimate goal of the learning event. 2. 2.1 Conceptual Framework: Introduction 2.2 Conceptual Framework: Main Concepts 2.3 Conceptual Framework: Examples from Recent Assessments 3.

Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present PDF of Award Winners & Honor Books, 1938-Present 2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s 2010s Click on the title link to discover the award-winning book’s cover art and copyright page. 2018 Medal Winner Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan) Honor Books: Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper (Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck) Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. Members of the 2018 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee are: Chair, Letitia A. 2017 Medal Winner Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.) Leave Me Alone! Members of the 2017 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee: Chair Rhonda K. 2016 Medal Winner Members of the 2016 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee: Chair Rachel G. 2015 Medal Winner 2014 Medal Winner 2013 Medal Winner Creepy Carrots!

About Us | The Aston CRISIS Centre Why the Aston CRISIS Centre? Since 2001, members of the Aston Centre for Research Into Safety and Security (The Aston CRISIS Centre) at Aston Business School have been researching and consulting to safety and security related organizations. Our range of projects have had widespread impact on policy and practice including: the writing of new law, informing high-level policy advisors, working with a wide range of governments on evacuation preparedness, training groups of international emergency managers, transferring research findings to international governments, running a UK seminar network on safety and security. Given the heightened focus on safety and security (in its broadest sense), the Aston CRISIS Centre emerged from a need in government and private organisations for high quality support in preparing their operations and their people for new global challenges. We welcome enquiries on new projects. Please contact Dr. Our mission Achieving the mission Staff Past staff

Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time Top scientist appeals for better communication of risk Professor Sir John Beddington, the UK government's chief scientific adviserBy Dizery Salim RIO DE JANEIRO, 21 June 2012 - The UK's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, used yesterday's UNISDR "Resilient Cities" event at Rio+20 to make an urgent appeal for scientists to use plain language if they are to play a larger role in policymaking on climate change. "The next fifteen years are really problematic. "Climate change and better weather technology allow us to predict extremes well in advance and to do it well. Addressing the event, "Resilient Cities: Local Action to Achieve Sustainable Development", Sir John said there was a strong role for science to play in disaster risk reduction and resilience building, including prediction and the use of historical data in designing cities in vulnerable areas. Ms. Mayor Ortuzar said: "I think this is a topic that we should try to promote in every space we have available. Ms. "Population density is a major problem in Bangladesh," said Mr.

Partenariats public/privé pour l’assurance des catastrophes naturelles en Europe Roland NussbaumDirecteur Mission risques naturels, GPSA(1)Président du groupe de travail « événements naturels » de la commission dommages du CEA(2) Cet article résume les travaux de la commission dommages du CEA en matière d’évènements naturels et plaide pour un large développement des partenariats public/privé (PPP) en Europe dans ce domaine. Il s’inscrit dans l’actualité de travaux communautaires sur la réforme du fonds de solidarité de l’Union européenne en cas de catastrophes et de la toute récente mise sur la table d’une proposition de directive relative à l’évaluation et la gestion des inondations(3). Le CEA vient de publier un manifeste(4) sur son engagement en faveur des partenariats public/privé dans les questions de société où le jeu des forces du marché ne suffit pas à établir des solutions équilibrées et durables. La commission « dommages » du CEA a consacré les dernières années : La carte ci-après reproduit les marchés européens qui adhèrent au CEA(8).

School Library Journal | The world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens World Health Organization UNISDR Le financement du Fonds de solidarité de l'UE dans l'Impasse Les crédits du Fonds de solidarité de l'UE destinés aux six pays d'Europe centrale touchés par les inondations l'an dernier ont été retardés en raison d'un désaccord entre la commission des budgets du Parlement et le Conseil des ministres, au sujet du financement de l'aide. Les députés de la commission des budgets critiquent le Conseil pour s'en être rigoureusement tenu à une augmentation maximale des paiement de 2,91%, résultant d'âpres négociations sur le budget 2011, au lieu de trouver une solution durable en vue de faire face aux événements imprévus. Une majorité de la commission des budgets est en profond désaccord avec la manière dont le Conseil propose de financer le soutien aux pays touchés, à savoir, créer une "réserve négative". Le président de la commission des budgets, Alain Lamassoure (PPE, FR), a déclaré :"le recours à cette approche archaïque [d'une réserve négative] ne fournit pas de solution".

8 Websites for Book Lovers At this point most everyone has heard of LibraryThing, the most popular social cataloging website online, and perhaps even of the Amazon-owned Shelfari, but here are a few websites for book lovers that you may not have heard about: Blippr Blippr is a website where you can add short reviews of 160 characters or less of books, movies, music, games, and applications. You can connect your account to many other social networks such as Twitter and Facebook where you can continue your conversations. Book Cover Archive The Book Cover Archive is a collection of over 1,000 book covers categorized and browsable by designers, authors, titles, art directors, photographers, illustrators, and more. BookJetty BookJetty is a social cataloging app that will let you set up a bookshelf of titles you own or want and then easily search for them in your local library with a click. Book Glutton BookGlutton is a social community where you can read public domain books and discuss them with groups. Gurulib Listal

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