St Jean de Sud Haiti Earthquake and Severe Weather: Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA)

We are keeping the Haitian people in our thoughts following the destruction and suffering caused by the August 2021 earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace. Here we offer a brief environmental summary of key issues to support a robust and resilient recovery and reconstruction process. Key environmental issues:— Short-term weather conditions should be monitored and plans…

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The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis, disproportionately harming the poorest and most marginalized communities. As the humanitarian impacts of climate change continue to intensify, it is more important than ever to account for climate and environmental factors during humanitarian and relief operations. To outline a roadmap for this transformative change, the International Committee of…

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La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption in Saint Vincent: Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA)

The Environment and Disaster Management team extends sympathies to the Vincentian people for the destruction and suffering caused by the La Soufriere volcanic eruption. We offer here a brief environmental summary of key issues to support a robust, resilient recovery and reconstruction process. Key Points— Sustainable management of volcanic ash and flood-carried rock, sand, and…

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Disaster management: What does the environment have to do with it?

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Climate change is increasing the frequency, scale and impact of disasters. Countries with the most economically deprived and vulnerable communities are most affected by climate-related disaster — and yet receive only a fraction of the funding they need to prepare for extreme weather events and adapt to long-term climate change. Much can be done to…

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Podcast: Investors & Disasters

The Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast features Anita Van Breda, Senior Director of Environment & Disaster Management at WWF, and Alessia Falsarone, Head of Sustainable Investing at PineBridge Investments, discussing how investors can address issues related to climate risk and disasters. Listen to the podcast at this link or below.

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